Refrigerated trucking safety

5 Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

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We recently just experienced the first snow up here in the Pacific Northwest. While the autumn weather is becoming harsher, the air is crisp. This means one thing – winter is here. Yes, winter is a beautiful season with the idyllic carpet of fresh snow,…

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Essential Tools for Truck Drivers on the Road – Part 2

Essential Tools for Truck Drivers on the Road – Part 2 1920 960 TWT Refrigerated Van

Part 2 is here! We are talking about some essential tools that every TW Transport Refrigerated and Heavy Haul Driver needs. Here’s part 2 of our ongoing series, “Essential Tools for Truck Drivers on the Road.” Spare Cell Phone Instead of throwing away an old…

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Refrigerated & Heavy Hauler Tips for Safe Night Driving

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Many refrigerated and heavy haul drivers will find themselves driving more and more at night as we continue Fall months into winter. Whether it’s before the sun comes up or after the sun sets, there are no DOT rules that govern the time of day…

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3 Tips for Passing a DOT Level 1 Inspection

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Passing a DOT inspection is a regular event in the life of a professional truck driver. However, a failed inspection will cost you on average $851, excluding fines and repair expenses. And that cost can go up – way up. If the inspection results in…

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The 7 Best Tips for Backing a Truck

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Backing a commercial tractor and trailer is one of the most dangerous maneuvers a truck driver will ever be asked to do. Roughly 15% of all professional truck driving accidents occur while backing, and backing accidents are almost always preventable. TWT Refrigerated is committed to…

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Hours of Service for Reefer Truck Drivers

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Among the highest number of violations each year in the trucking industry are Hours of Service (HOS) violations. And if a reefer driver is cited for exceeding allowed on-duty time by as little as three hours, the personal fine could be $2,750, while the carrier…

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Reefer Tire Maintenance

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Reefer drivers put more miles on their tires than average, every day drivers. Hauling billions of cargo pounds over billions of road-miles annually, professional drivers understand the importance of truck tire maintenance. INSPECTION Required before and after every trip, inspections cover hundreds of potential details.…

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5 Factors that Impact Stopping Distance

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Experienced truck drivers know that a truck’s stopping distance is much more complex than just response time and truck speed. There are five primary environmental factors that can impact stopping distance, and knowing how to respond to them is key to controlling your vehicle. Traction…

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How to prevent a jackknife

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It’s winter. That means inclement weather and slick road conditions. TWT Refrigerated Services is proud to employ the best truck drivers in the industry but, given the right conditions, even the best can find themselves threatened with a jackknifed reefer. Planning and prevention can reduce…

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How reefer drivers can benefit from using ELDs in trucks

How reefer drivers can benefit from using ELDs in trucks 1800 1350 TWT Refrigerated Van

Widely reported and highly anticipated, December 18th marked the beginning of the phase-in compliance timeline for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule. We at TWT Refrigerated Services began the transition in 2009, eight years ahead of the FMCSA rule,…

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