Tech Release

November 18, 2016

Automatic Tensioner Keeps Load Binder Straps Tight

A challenge with binding down roundwood loads is maintaining constant tension on the binders, so that the straps do not loosen slightly if the load settles during transport. Our company (4K Truck & Equipment Repair Inc., Broken Bow, Oklahoma) is the dealer and installer for ExTe auto-tensioners on our customers’ log trucks. The devices keep the timber bound tightly at all times during transport. This improves safety and efficiency during hauling.
November 21, 2016

Ten Keys to Trucking Fleet Safety

If log trucking is to remain safe and insurable, trucking businesses (and logging businesses with trucks) must develop and implement an effective fleet safety program.
November 21, 2016

Truck Drivers Violation Record and Likelihood of Crashes

BITCO Insurance Companies has examined various accident data sources, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’sSafety Management System (SMS) reports.
November 21, 2016

Dash Cameras to Log Trucks

Bob and Kim Wall, owners of Wall Timber in Osyka, Mississippi, have taken an innovative step by installing dash (windshield) cameras in their 29 tractor-trailer rigs and in some of their crew trucks.