Entries by TrafficAdm1n73

How to Choose and Use Wheel Chocks

Wheel chocks are a critical tool to have when working on a vehicle that has the potential to roll. Usually, wheel chocks are used when the vehicle needs to be lifted at one end for maintenance purposes. Sometimes wheel chocks are used for larger vehicles parked on an incline, to keep them from rolling downhill. Determining the Right Size Wheel Chock to Use Measure the height of the tire you need to secure using a tape measure.  Most professionals suggest buying a wheel chock that is about one quarter the height of your tire. Once you have gotten the correct size wheel chock, you will want to be sure that the wheel chock fits snugly next to the tire.  In some instances […]

Plasticade: Product Spotlight

Traffic Safety Warehouse is one of the biggest distributors of Plasticade products.  Everything from Plasticade barricades to traffic cones to sign stands.  Every year Plasticade is the innovator of new and better traffic and business safety products and they continue to be a leader in value, quality and protectors of the environment. We pass on that great value straight to our customers, giving them the best pricing in the market for every Plasticade product we carry. Below are just some of the many Plasticade product lines we carry: Plasticade Barricades >> Plasticade Traffic Cones >> Plasticade Signs and Sign Stands >> Avalon Crowd Control Barrier from Plasticade >> Plasticade Speed Bumps and Parking Stops >> Plasticade Barricade Lights >> All […]

Barricades Spotlight: Summer Crowd Control, Traffic Safety & More

Summer is our busiest season for barricades.  From traffic barricades for road safety to crowd control for summer concerts and events, there is a  big need for barriers to block, channel and direct people and cars during the summer.  In most instances, the needs are temporary and it is important to have barriers that are easy to move but still sturdy enough to do the job and stay in place.  We wanted to take a few minutes to spotlight some great barricade options for you to help you with your summer safety and crowd control needs: Linking Barricades These are great because you can design your space exactly as you want it, creating angles and making the length of the barrier as […]

Bulk Sandbags – How to Use Sandbags, Part 1

Sandbag Storage and Filling The Bulk Container Association (FIBCA) has created a set of guidelines for the use and storage of bulk bags in an effort to ensure safety.  The guidelines cover everything from bag storage to filling to transportation.  We will cover storage and filling in the first of our bulk sandbag use posts. This article as meant to provide an overview of bulk sandbag use and should not replace a thorough review of the manufacturer instructions for the bag you choose. Before You Start: Review Sandbag Basics Always be sure that you are choosing the right bag for the job.  Check the manufacturer guidelines to be sure that the material you are storing or moving in the bags […]

Traffic Cones for Less

We are kicking off 2015 with the lowest prices on traffic cones. Our traffic cones have always been priced well but now we can bring them to you for a lower price than ever while still keeping that same great quality you’ve come to know us for.  We invite you to look around and we think you’ll find these are the best prices for packaged traffic cones out there. 12″ Orange Traffic Cones ( Carton of 30 ) Only $5 Each   18″ Orange Traffic Cone w/Black Base (Ctn of 5) Starting at Only $7 Each     28″ Orange Traffic Cone w/Black Base (Ctn of 5) Starting at Only $11.50 Each     36″ Orange Traffic Cone w/Black Base (Ctn […]

Delineators 101

Delineators are used in many different ways. Because they are lightweight and easy to move and store, they are a great option for temporarily redirecting traffic, blocking areas and temporary road closures.  Unlike Bollards which tend to be heavier and used more as an obstruction to traffic and to protect from ramming, delineators are lighter weight and serve a more visual capacity to help direct traffic.  However, they are still sturdy and their flexible material will withstand impact if needed though they might not stay upright. There are different versions of delineators. One of the most common is the simple open top delineator which is highly visible and portable. They can be purchased with or without reflective bands.  The ring top […]

Portable Crowd Control

An alternative method for portable crowd control is replacing the bulky metal fencing of the past.  Avalon Barriers are a temporary crowd control solution that are sturdy, affordable and easy to use.  These barriers are built of a durable recycled polyethylene plastic. The blow molded technology gives them great strength while allowing them to remain lightweight (only 24 pounds each).  The easily withstand the elements, impact and all kinds of wear and tear.  They are made 100% recyclable and provide high visibility. The unique interlocking design of these barriers allow them to be used with several different configurations and at different angles.  This makes them ideal for not just level ground, but also for sloping terrain and even over street […]

LED Road Flares – The Advantages of LED Flares

LED road flares are quickly replacing the old fashioned traffic flares for many reasons. They offer greater visibility, are water proof and virtually crush proof. Because of their durability and better performance, LED flares are used by police, fire fighters and other first responder crew. Because they are so affordable, they are also becoming an essential piece of equipment for the average person as well. They come in easy to handle packs and fit in the corner of your trunk. At Traffic Safety Warehouse, two of our most popular LED road flares are manufactured by Supreme Supplies and Super Brite. They are both excellent quality and you will be happy with either. For more details on each see below. Supreme […]