Transporting cargo on a semi-trailer comes with a host of responsibilities, one of which is ensuring the load is safely and securely covered with a tarp. Proper tarping not only protects the freight from the elements but also ensures the safety of other drivers on the road. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of proper tarping, its relation to load securement practices, and the time investment required to do it right. Finally, we will share a few dos and don'ts to help you master the art of tarping.
In the trucking industry, minimizing downtime and ensuring safe and reliable performance of your fleet is crucial. One of the most effective ways to achieve these goals is by implementing a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.
Fleet utilization is a critical factor in the success of motor carriers, impacting efficiency, cost control, and overall profitability. Fleet utilization refers to the process of maximizing the use of your vehicles and drivers to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. By measuring and monitoring various aspects of your fleet operations, you can identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to enhance utilization, reduce costs, and increase profitability.
Frost laws, also known as seasonal weight restrictions or spring thaw laws, are regulations implemented by some states or province in the United States and Canada to protect roads from damage during the spring thaw. These laws temporarily reduce the allowable weight limits for vehicles to prevent damage to roadways caused by the freeze-thaw cycle.
As commercial motor vehicles take on increasingly complex tasks and routes, the risks involved in driving them rise continuously. To mitigate these risks, insurance providers are turning to video telematics, the use of onboard cameras and sensors, to more accurately assess driving behavior and provide rate quotes that more closely align with the risks involved.