At Midwestern Insurance Alliance, we are passionate about assisting those in the trucking industry with preventing injuries. The following are some of the most common sources of injuries for professional drivers. We hope that the resources that we have assembled help you promote injury prevention in your company.

Keith Wertz

Vice President, Loss Control

Getting In/Out of Truck Cabs

Although it is a simple task, and one that drivers do countless times throughout their career, falls while getting in/out of the truck cab are one of the most common sources of injury for professional commercial truck drivers. We’ve assembled a number of resources to help trucking companies address this source of injury.

Cranking Trailer Landing Gear

Whether it is cause by the driver losing control of the crank handle, attempting to crank up loaded trailer that was dropped too low,or a bind and kick-back in the cranking mechanism, cranking trailer landing gear has proven to be a significant source of injuries among professional drivers. We’ve assembled a number of resources to help trucking companies address this source of injury.

Getting in/out of Trailers

Although accessing the a trailer from a dock is ideal, the reality for many drivers is that it is sometimes necessary to get in and out of a trailer from the ground, and that’s not an easy task to perform safely. We’ve assembled a number of resources to help trucking companies address this source of injury.

Opening/Closing Trailer Doors

Whether freight that has shifted in transit is leaning against the trailer door and is poised to fall as soon as the trailer door is opened, or a gust of wind rips the trailer door from a driver’s hands, opening and closing swing-type trailer doors can quickly lead to a significant injury. We’ve assembled a number of resources to help trucking companies address this source of injury.