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Safety on the Roads this Summer Season

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Trucker Safety TipsOver the past several weeks, tractor trailers have been in the evening news. Sadly, the reasoning behind their evening debuts isn’t for something positive, but due to accidents involving tractor trailers. On April 15th, around 10:30pm, a tractor trailer was reported overturned on the ramp heading from Interstate 895 going to Route 295 in Lansdowne. The driver was retrieved from the truck and flown to Shock Trauma, but there has been no word on the driver’s condition. Then, just yesterday, a tractor trailer crash took place on Interstate 95 northbound. The accident took place in Arbutus near the Howard/Baltimore County line and caused traffic jams within the area.

The latest crash unfortunately involved a pedestrian car, and more crashes will most likely take place with the summer season approaching. To prevent these types of accidents, it’s important for both truck drivers and pedestrian drivers to be aware and conscious of each other. Here are some safety tips for truckers this summer season:

  1. Inspect your truck before each drive
  2. Zero tolerance for distractions
  3. Stay well rested
  4. Keep your lane of travel to a single lane when possible
  5. Be aware of civilian drivers

At Evan Transportation, we make sure all of our drivers receive the proper training to keep them safe while on the roadways. Our drivers have years of experience before getting behind the wheel, so beginners mistakes are rare. Our drivers are familiar with the roadways and highways they use when transporting product, so routes taken are the most efficient and safest for our drivers and product alike.

If you need product transported during this upcoming summer season, make sure to choose safety and use Evan Transportation Inc. for all of your transportation needs. We service the following areas:

  1. Maryland
  2. Delaware
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. New Jersey
  5. Virginia
  6. West Virginia

Call us at (443)-673-3365 or click here today. You can also find us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.




What’s the Difference Between a Semi-Truck and a Semi-Trailer?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

A lot of names are used interchangeably to refer to a cargo carrying truck. Semi-truck, semi-trailer, tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, the list goes on. Though everyone understands that you’re referring to a truck when you use any one of these terms, they actually don’t all mean the same thing.

A semi-truck refers to the actual truck, which contains the engine. A semi-truck can run on its own without a trailer, in fact you’ve probably seen semi-trucks on the highway occasionally without a trailer in tow. This brings us to our next term, semi-trailer.

A semi-trailer is hauled by the semi-truck. It has wheels but no front axle and no engine, so it can’t move on its own. The trailer contains the cargo which is being hauled. The semi-truck also supports a lot of the weight of a trailer when the two are attached.

Tractor-trailer and 18-wheeler both refer to the combination of a semi-truck and semi-trailer. Together, they form a tractor-trailer unit, also referred to as an 18-wheeler, owing to the number of wheels present on the unit as a whole.


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Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was to provide excellent, dependable service.

If you need materials and products moved in the Mid-Atlantic region, contact Evan Transportation. We hire professional drivers with excellent driving records, and maintain a fleet of trailers and vehicles that are reliable and ready to roll.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365

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