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Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?

If you do it from memory, you’re probably missing something.

It's not likely that there's anything wrong with this brand-new flatbed, but check it anyway. Photo: East Mfg. Co.

October 26, 2016

Pre-trips are supposed to be done before the vehicle is pulled away from a parking place and heads for the highway. In this blog from Senior Editor Tom Berg, we run through each item in a pre-trip inspection.

Tags: Driver Safety, Inspections, Flatbed Trailers, Safety

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:49 PM | » Comments(1)

Snow Doesn’t Stop Poland Spring's ‘Safety Blitz’

Bottled water rides in trailers, and the shipper wants them all shipshape.

Hook and drop operations are hard on landing gear, so they're checks for bent bracing and legs, missing pads and worn gear drives.

April 26, 2016

Senior Editor Tom Berg braves the cold and freezing moisture to watch inspectors check equipment important to this transportation segment.

Tags: Safety, Inspections

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, April 26, 2016 6:06 PM | » Comments(0)

This Trailer’s Smoking Brake Was a Nose Full

Can't he see that smoke? Can't he feel the trailer dragging against his tractor? Apparently not.

Brake smoke from this trailer's tandem is too faint to be seen by the camera. But if it had a nose it would've squaked. Photo: Tom Berg

January 14, 2015

Senior Editor Tom Berg tries to warn a driver of a burning brake, but without success. Moral: Check the equipment you're driving.

Tags: Brakes, Truck Drivers, Inspections

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:23 PM | » Comments(0)

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