Get Winter Ready – Drivers

Written by: Robert McKenzie, Operations and Driver Qualifications. As we are coming into late fall, the weather is starting to get colder outside. We are now in the season that can see temps drop below the freezing mark regularly and continually. As most experienced drivers know, there are several precautions that we take to keep our trucks (and ourselves) running in top condition throughout the winter. The first thing that

Get to Know your BWY Staff – Matthew DeGlopper

Matthew DeGlopper – Director of Customer Service. ——-I’ve destroyed and learned to fix so many things in the pursuit of knowledge.  I love to learn and have always wanted to know exactly how things worked and why they worked. I wanted to solve problems, figure out the solutions to riddles.  Toasters, Computers, VCR’s, If I could get the screws out, I wanted to see inside, know how it worked or

Proper Load Securement: Save Time and Make More Money

Robert McKenzie Operations and Driver Qualifications Many drivers in the dry van side of the trucking industry do not spend a lot of time thinking about load securement. We all know that’s it’s a crucial part of the job for flatbedders, but the same is true for van drivers. Proper load securement is crucial for all drivers. A couple of ratchet straps take only minutes to apply and can save

Get to Know your BWY Staff

Doug Frizzell, Operations Manager Hello fellow colleagues, my name is Doug Frizzell and I’ve been with the BWY family for a little over two years now. That being said, I’ve been involved in logistics and transportation since the year 2005. That’s 15 years of one helluva rollercoaster ride of highs and lows as we all have come to know in this industry, that we now call our careers. However, this

Pre-Trip Inspections

Gordon Edelen, Manager of Contractor Services/Maintenance The best “trick” for a proper pre-trip inspection is to take your time and be thorough. Start at one point on the truck or trailer and work your way completely around the truck. Carry a flashlight with you as you do the inspection so you can see in dark places – even in broad daylight it can be difficult to see inside brake drums

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