Tarping Down a Truck Load

May 16th, 2022
Tarping Down a Truck Load

Tarping down a load properly makes the trip safe and smooth.

If you’re hauling any goods on a flatbed, tank car, or gravel truck, tarping down a truck load is essential to protecting your load and other vehicles on the road. However, using a tarp can be more challenging than it sounds. Many truckers can slip and fall when applying or removing the tarp, and a tarp that isn’t adequately secured can fly off on the road and cause serious accidents. So, how can you tarp down your truck load safely?  

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OTR vs. Regional vs. Local Trucking

April 29th, 2022
OTR vs. Regional vs. Local Trucking

You may have heard the terms of OTR, regional, and local trucking. Here are the differences.

Within the trucking industry, there are so many different types of trucks in use in the industry that most everyday people are not aware of. However, understanding the nuances and differences among OTR (over the road), regional, and local trucking can help guide you as you embark on your new trucking career. The reality is, while all of these are different, there are some similarities as well. Just like most driving jobs, CDL truck drivers will usually help load and unload the freight. Here are the key nuances associated with OTR, regional, and local trucking overall.

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Tips for Loading a Semi-Truck

April 22nd, 2022
Tips for Loading a Semi-Truck

Load your truck the right way with these fundamental tips.

Loading a semi-truck or any kind of trailer has monumental consequences. Loaded the wrong way, and the entire trailer could end up getting damaged. Loaded the right way, however, and the trip will go smoothly. These tips for loading a semi-truck can help you load your cargo the right way every time.

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What Are the Types of Flatbed Trucks?

April 15th, 2022
What Are the Types of Flatbed Trucks?

Flatbed trucks come in all different kinds.

Flatbed trucks are one common category of freight truck that carries tons of products across the country and the world. Evan Transportation provides trucking services throughout the Midatlantic region, centralized in Maryland. Depending on your freight, you may prefer one type of flatbed truck over another, if not a semi-truck. Below is an outline of the different types of flatbed trucks.

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Tips for a Successful Weigh Station Visit

April 7th, 2022
Tips for a Successful Weigh Station Visit

With these tips, your weigh station visit can be a breeze.

In the trucking industry, you will need to pull through a weigh station whenever one passes your way. Weigh stations are DOT-run sites that can be on the side of a highway, in a highway median, or at a rest stop. Often, they are located near state borders. Their ultimate goal is to ensure that every truck on the road is meeting safety requirements. These tips below can help you have a successful weigh station visit.

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How Truckers Communicate with Lights

April 1st, 2022
How Truckers Communicate with Lights

Do you know what trucker light signals mean? Here’s what to know.

In the Mid-Atlantic region, semi-trucks are a regular part of the road. They take goods of all kinds, including food, toilet paper, and construction materials, to your local stores and sites. Getting along on the road usually involves communication between other vehicles. While cars have their signals, truckers communicate with lights, with each other and with cars. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Is a Weigh Station?

March 25th, 2022
What Is a Weigh Station?

Weigh stations are an essential part of trucking safety.

In the trucking industry, there are various rules of the road to which all must adhere. If you have ever seen a weigh station, you’ve seen one aspect of trucking that not many passersby know about. The weigh stations are there to help everyone ultimately stay safe on the road. Below, you’ll find the “what,” the “how,” and the “where” about weigh stations.

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Common Uses for Flatbed Trucks

March 17th, 2022
Common Uses for Flatbed Trucks

Flatbed trucks help many industries transport bulky materials and equipment.

A flatbed truck is one that does not have any roof or solid walls; it consists of a flat platform and possibly a low metal mesh around the sides. There are multiple categories of flatbed trucks, including step decks, extended flatbeds, single drop, double drop, side-kit, low-boy, and removable gooseneck trailer (RGN.) Among these types, there are several common uses for flatbed trucks. See how a flatbed truck from Evan Transportation can help your business below.

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Tying Down Loads on Trucks

March 11th, 2022
Tying Down Loads on Trucks

Securing freight on a flatbed properly is essential for safety.

One of the essential tasks of responsible trucking is tying down loads securely. Whether you are shipping cargo on a semi or a flatbed truck, proper loading is vital to both preserving the load and keeping people on the road safe. The one principle to keep in mind when tying down loads on trucks is to make the load one unit with the load carrier, having no longitudinal, sideways, or vertical movement. Below are common ways to tie down loads on trucks securely.

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Tips for Hiring a Trucking Company

March 3rd, 2022
Tips for Hiring a Trucking Company

Need trucking services? See how to decide on the right trucking company!

Many industries rely on trucks as their freight of choice to ship many essential products. Groceries, furniture, construction supplies, liquids, waste, and medical supplies all arrive at their destinations and customers via trucks. As a supplier, you know how important it is to find the best transportation service for your cargo. Below are a few key pointers for hiring a trucking company.

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