What To Do If My Truck Breaks Down

November 15th, 2019
What To Do If My Truck Breaks Down

Do you know what to do in the event your truck breaks down mid trip?

If a truck breaks down, that puts the driver, others, and the condition of the vehicle and freight in danger. Many trucking companies, including Evan Transportation, are cautious with safety practices and keep excellent track records. However, in the event of an emergency where you find your truck has broken down, here are some steps to take. Read the rest of this entry »

Delivering Hazardous Materials

November 8th, 2019
Delivering Hazardous Materials

Delivering hazardous materials requires some extra considerations.

Another specialized delivery type we’ll be discussing today is the delivery of hazardous materials. Like fulfilling flatbed deliveries or delivering oversized loads, moving hazardous materials is a precarious job within the transportation and trucking industries. Moving liquid or solid hazmats endangers people and the environment if not correctly handled. Beyond exercising safer trucking, there are a few things to consider when delivering hazardous freights. Read the rest of this entry »

Trucking Through Stormy Rainy Weather

November 1st, 2019
Trucking Through Stormy Rainy Weather

We have some tips for a safer journey when you get caught trucking in heavy rain.

Halloween night 2019 was undoubtedly scary for Maryland: we were hit with strong winds, lightning, and heavy rain! Many truckers would have pulled into truck stops for the night to wait out the showers and get much-needed sleep. But, what happens when a truck driver encounters a sudden storm on the road? The decision then lies between using safer trucking precautions or stopping altogether to wait for better weather. Careful planning before a trip to avoid bad weather is always best. Still, weather changes pretty quickly, and forecasts can be inaccurate. Next time you find yourself caught in stormy and rainy weather on the road, here’s some advice for safe trucking. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips for Smart and Safe Parking at Truck Stops

October 25th, 2019
5 Tips for Smart and Safe Parking at Truck Stops

Here are some strategies for safe parking at truck stops.

In the U.S., many truckers feel there aren’t enough truck stops and safe parking options for their tractor-trailers. On top of Hours of Service regulations, the shortage of parking spaces forces truckers to pull into unsafe or illegal parking spots. Choosing these spots can be dangerous to the driver and others around them. But truckers need ample sleep and to not drive over their allotted 11 hours. To avoid unnecessary hazards and stress of finding safe parking, here are five tips for smart and safe parking at truck stops truckers can use.

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Keep Cool When Making Temperature Controlled Deliveries

October 18th, 2019
Keep Cool When Making Temperature Controlled Deliveries

Temperature controlled deliveries entails special trucking considerations.

The type of cargo truckers deliver often incurs additional considerations. With climate-sensitive goods, temperature-controlled deliveries are necessary to protect the integrity of the products. A trucker can follow proper trucking safety to get the cargo where it needs to be, but like other types of specialized trucking, temperature-controlled deliveries require more care. How do truck drivers keep their cool when they need to keep their cargo cool? Here are some things truckers consider when fulfilling temperature-controlled deliveries. Read the rest of this entry »

Trucking Safety: Braking and Following Distances

October 10th, 2019
Trucking Safety: Braking and Following Distances

Safe braking and following distance practices keep everyone safer on the road.

Any driver on the road should exercise proper safety, including practicing safe braking and maintaining adequate following distances. Truck drivers are operating much larger and dangerous vehicles that can carry oversize loads or tricky flatbeds. Truckers must demonstrate extra caution when maneuvering their trailers, and more so on a shared road. Truck drivers will have learned how to brake and maintain following distance in truck driving school. However, reviewing these trucking safety tips and considerations can inform all drivers on best practices. This way, truckers remember to check their driving habits, and others can recognize good or dangerous trucking on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

The Benefits of Intermodal Drayage

October 3rd, 2019
The Benefits of Intermodal Drayage

What’s so great about intermodal drayage? A lot more than you think.

Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, we have plenty of access to roads, rails, and ports. As the shipping and trucking industries progress, we take advantage of new methods to get deliveries from place to place efficiently. Intermodal drayage is one of those new methods. Evan Transportation provides valuable intermodal drayage services to our clients. Are you aware of the benefits intermodal drayage can create for your business?  Read the rest of this entry »

Make Your Trucking Sleeper Cab Feel Like Home

September 27th, 2019
Make Your Trucking Sleeper Cab Feel Like Home

Add some comforts of home to your sleeper cab.

A truck sleeper, or sleeper cab, is designed for truck drivers to rest or sleep in the cabin. Truckers, especially those trucking long hauls, spend a lot of their time in their truck cabin, sometimes more than they are at home. Making the sleeper cab feel more like home and adding small comforts go a long way toward keeping drivers feel better on the road. Keep reading to find different ways you can make a sleeper cab feel like home while you’re on the road trucking. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Considerations for Delivering Oversized Loads

September 19th, 2019
5 Considerations for Delivering Oversized Loads

Are you aware of the extra precautions that go into delivering oversized loads?

Shipping wide or oversized loads presents its own particular set of challenges in the trucking industry. These challenges are similar to the ones associated with following typical trucking loading regulations or safety precautions on the road. However, like the shipments oversized trucks carry, some of these challenges are widened.

Tractors, bulldozers, large construction materials, and manufactured homes are just a couple of examples of oversized shipments. For transporting these shipments, even a more specialized flatbed service won’t always be enough. There are special regulations to follow and permits needed to move loads this large.

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4 Trucking Truths About Flatbed Service

September 12th, 2019
4 Trucking Truths About Flatbed Service

Flatbed service is a special type of trucking. Here are 4 truths about it.

Flatbed service is different than your typical trailer-hauling type trucking. With flatbed shipping, the freight is not enclosed in a dry van or temperature-controlled trailer. The freight is neither loaded or unloaded from docks. Instead, the goods are typically taken to its designated site and can be unloaded from all angles of the flatbed. You usually see flatbeds transporting oversized construction materials, machinery, or vehicles like cars.

Flatbed hauling entails some special considerations in the trucking industry. Let’s take a look at some of the truths about flatbed service.

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