Safety Devices

for professional drivers

The products listed on this page are marketed by their manufacturer or distributor to prevent injuries among professional drivers and/or truck mechanics.  These products are listed here to enable easy access and comparison. Some manufacturers have agreed to extend a discount to policyholders of Midwestern Insurance Alliance. However the listing of a product on this website, and/or the existence of a manufacturer’s discount is not intended to imply that Midwestern Insurance Alliance endorsed any particular commercial product.

Prevent Injuries Raising/Lowering Landing Gear

Sixth Wheel Ratchet (The Sixth Wheel permits the operator to use an ergonomically-correct posture, utilizing body weight while reducing muscle exertion.

Easy Bar (The Easy-Bar Crank is an ergonomic handle created by an expert with many years of trucking industry experience.)

Lift-N-Go (A simple device that raises the rear frame and 5th wheel plate  2.5 ” to 3?, taking the weight and pressure off the trailer dolly to make it cranking the dollies easy.)

On-Lift (pneumatic landing-gear. An easy to retrofit to most existing trailers.)

Prevent Motor Vehicle Accidents

Brake Safe  (Improperly adjusted brakes can lead to motor vehicle accidents. This product is a low-cost, easy-to-install visual brake stroke indicator system for power units and trailers. The design permits a fast and accurate visual inspection that takes the guesswork out of air brake adjustments.

The Brake Inspector  (Improperly adjusted brakes can lead to motor vehicle accidents. This product is electronic in-cab display provides real time indication in the cab of a truck or bus, of air brake activity such as brake stoke travel, brake fade, hung up brakes and non-activating brake chambers.)

Zafety Lug Lock (This product helps prevent potential wheel loss by using the resistance between two nuts to minimize their ability to rotate and loosen.)

Hub Alert (These are heat sensing labels that serve as an early warning system to alert drivers and mechanics to above normal wheel end operating temperature, and with that knowledge can prevent wheel separation from bearing failure.)

Safety First (Safety First offers a safety hotline service to help spot drivers who may be slipping into bad habits or may otherwise be distracted while driving, and couples that with a monthly driver safety training insert to promote safe driving behavior.)

Prevent Injuries Operating Pallet Jacks

The Foot Guardian (On most manual pallet jacks, the back wheels are exposed, presenting a real danger that the feet of operators or bystanders may be rolled over or crushed. By encasing the wheels of the manual pallet jack, this patented safety guard reduces the exposure associated with foot rollover injuries.) Discount available to MIA policyholders.

Prevent Injuries Opening Trailer Doors

Trailer Door Straps (a simple concept that is effective in preventing freight that has shifted in transit from falling and striking the driver when the trailer door is opened)

OPN Bar (a uniquely-designed leverage bar to assist the driver operator in opening and closing hinged doors on shipping container doors, van trailer and reefer trailers.)

Prevent Injuries in Truck/Trailer Repair Shops
Extreme Drum Caddy – An innovative device to reduce the risk of injuries from brake drum removal and installation.

Universal Big Truck Tire Step (Steps that fit over truck’s steer tire to allow the driver or mechanic to access the engine compartment or windshield and avoid standing on the tire or lugs) Discount for MIA Policyholders

Protective Gloves for Mechanics (Gloves that help mechanics prevent hand injuries while still providing the dexterity and feel necessary to perform the work)

Gaither Tire Changing Tools (These products enable the mounting and dismounting of truck tires with considerably less manual effort than the traditional tire-iron method, and eliminate exposure to injuries associated with the use of traditional tire irons.)

Axle Shaft Remover (Removing drive axles is often frustrating and time consuming. It is usually done by hammering on the axle flange with a sledge or air hammer. With this method, flying fragments of axle flange can cause serious injury. The Kiene K-1280 Axle Shaft Remover is a better way.)

Wheel Dolly – (Wheel dollies, provides one-man ability when moving single, super-single, or dual wheel assemblies through the shop.)

Wheel-Whiz – (Hub-piloted wheels freeze on their hubs. The close fit of the mating hub, along with heat, moisture and corrosion can result in wheels that are virtually welded to the hub. They can become so frozen (seized) that removing them is a serious safety issue. The Wheel Whiz quickly and safely removes even the most stubborn wheels.)

Kiene Diesel Tire lifter (Easily lifts 22.5 and 24.5 size single tire and wheel assemblies as well as 300 lb. super single tire and wheel assemblies.)

Prevent Injuries Accessing the Trucks Engine Compartment

Universal Big Truck Tire Step (Steps that fit over truck’s steer tire to allow the driver or mechanic to access the engine compartment or windshield and avoid standing on the tire or lugs) Discount for MIA Policyholders

Prevent Falls Getting In/Out of Truck Cabs

Anti-Slip Step Covers are retrofit covers for truck steps and access areas that provide a superior, long-term solution.  They available in six (6) grades of coarseness and a variety of colors including glow-in-the-dark. Safeguard Antislip Covers are installed directly onto existing truck steps with little to no downtime

Direct Gritting provides the same proven Hi-Traction Anti-Slip surface as the anti-slip step covers, but is bonded directly to your truck steps or to replacement steps that we can fabricate for you.

Prevent Injuries Draining Bulk Liquid Hoses
The Ergonomic Fuel Line Residual Fuel Hose Gravity Drainer (a device that allows truck drivers to empty remaining fuel from their truck hoses into fuel tanks without having to bend over and use manual lifting techniques with the hose)
Prevent Injuries from Sliding Tandems

Tandem Locking Pin Locator (Reduces driver’s exposure to falls by reducing the number of times the driver has to climb in and out of the tractor to check for alignment of the tandem locking pin with the locking hole located in the trailer slide rail. Click here to see video)

Tandem Axle Stopper (This product designed specifically for drivers with trailers that come with the air-assist systems for retracting the tandem slide pins. By placing the tandem axle stopper where you want to slide the tandem you the product eliminates the need to climb in and out of your rig multiple times for each adjustment.)

STA-RAT (Eliminates the difficulties associated with releasing the tandem locking pins and holding them retracted until the tandem slide is completed.)

E.C. Pull Tool (Advertised as a four-in-one tool – Tandem release tool, fifth-wheel hook, spotter devise, and tire thumper)

Persuader (Uses leverage to make pulling the tandem release hook easier)

Prevent Injuries Getting On/Off Flatbed Trailers

STEP-A-SIDE (Portable ladder that fits into the rub-rail in flatbed trailers. Using an attachment, this product works with Conestoga trailers and dry van/reefer trailers as well) Discount for MIA Policyholders

Innovative Access Solutions (Several different portable ladders that fit into the rub-rail of flatbed trailer, including  (1) The Trucker, (2) The Eco-Trucker, (3) The Roll Tarp Trucker, and (4) The Drop Deck Trucker)

Rolson Flatbed Trailer and Truck Ladders (Several different portable ladders for a variety of truck applications)

Deckmate Ladder (Portable ladder that fits into the rub-rail in flatbed trailer)

The Anderson Ladder (Portable ladder that fits into the rub-rail in flatbed trailer)

Prevent Injuries Getting In/Out of Van or Reefer Trailers

STEP-BACK (Mounting system for van and reefer trailers designed to be used with the Step Aside Ladder)

Grab Handles (Normally placed on the outside of the inner edge of the left trailer door, grab rails provide a safe handhold for climbing. Grab handles by Bustin are designed for use on trucks and trailers.)

Trailer-Mounted Slide-Away Steps (Fixed steps that are slid out of the way to provide drivers with safer entry/exit onto trailers.

Anti-Slip Safety Covers are retrofit covers that can be placed on trailer access areas that provide a superior slip-resistant surface to prevent slips and falls. They available in six (6) grades of coarseness and a variety of colors including glow-in-the-dark.

Direct Gritting (Provide your parts or engineered drawings and Safeguard will bond its proven Hi-Traction Anti-Slip surface directly to the areas you specify. This is the perfect solution for steps, ramps and ladders.

Prevent Falls on Snow and Ice

HTA – Heel Traction Aid (Strap-on traction-aid for snow and ice. This product covers only the heel area. This product has two unique design features that quickly and easily allow the user to flip the traction pad or slide the traction pad out from underneath the heel when encountering a walking surface that may be damaged. The makers of this product (Due North Industrial Traction) also has other products intended to prevent falls on snow and ice, but in our opinion, the HTA – Heal Traction Aid is the best product from Due North for truck drivers). Click here to see video.

STABILicers Heel Strap-on traction-aid for snow and ice. This product covers only the heel area. This product has two unique design features that quickly and easily allow the user to flip the traction pad or slide the traction pad out from underneath the heel when encountering a walking surface that may be damaged. The makers of this product (Stabil) also has other products intended to prevent falls on snow and ice, but in our opinion, STABILicers Heel is the best product from Stabil for truck drivers) Click here to see video.

HeelTrax (Strap-on traction-aid for snow and ice. This product covers only the heel area. This product has two unique design features that quickly and easily allow the user to flip the traction pad or slide the traction pad out from underneath the heel when encountering a walking surface that may be damaged. The makers of this product (YakTrax) also has other products intended to prevent falls on snow and ice, but in our opinion, HeelTrax is the best product from YakTrax for truck drivers)

Prevent Injuries Tailgating Freight

Pallet Pullers (Pallet pullers are used to pull pallets to rear of trailers for easy fork truck access. Rugged steel construction.)

Fork Grips (This truly unique product is intended to safely and easily, help drivers drag loads that are barely within reach of the tips of the forks closer to the edge of the truck so unloading is easy, thereby minimizing injuries to drivers attempting to manually slide loaded pallets)

Prevent Injuries Cleaning the Windshield

Clearview Power Blade – In summer the Power Blade polishes insects, dirt and other residue from your windshield. No streaking, no smearing. In winter, the Power Blade removes heavy frost, snow and keeps the wiping mechanism free of ice and snow in the harshest conditions.

Heated Windshield Wipers (Prevent injuries associated with cleaning the trucks windshield by preventing the need to clean it. These heated wiper blades that detect when the vehicle is running and its cold outside.)

Heated Windshield Washer Fluid (Prevent injuries associated with cleaning the trucks windshield by preventing the need to clean it. This product installs between your washer fluid reservoir and you fluid nozzles.)

Universal Big Truck Tire Step (Steps that fit over truck’s steer tire to allow the driver or mechanic to access the engine compartment or windshield and avoid standing on the tire or lugs) Discount for MIA Policyholders

Prevent Injuries Tarping and Securing Flatbed Freight

Cobra High Load Strap Handler (This device launches heavy tie-down straps effortlessly, over your high loads, minimizing the exposure to shoulder strains from throwing straps over your flatbed loads.)

Safety Release/Recoilless Lever Binder (This style of binder allows the user to release the binder tension without any kickback of the handle which is typical of a standard lever binder. The center body of the binder independently rotates, free of the handle, to release the tension smoothly and easily. This makes it a safer binder to use than other lever style binders and eliminates the chance for injuries from the handle swinging with force when released. Note: distributors and other manufactures of recoilless lever binders can be found by performing an Internet search using the keywords “recoilless binder.” You may also want to check with your normal supplier of load securement devices.)

The Mega Tork Ratchet/Winch Bar (This device effectively transforms most standard winches by enabling ratcheting capability.)

Truck Tarping System (Turns the hazardous and time consuming process of tarping flat bed loads into a safe and simple job accomplished by one person.)

Prevent Cumulative Trauma Disorders
QWI Professional Driving Gloves (This product helps prevent and treat carpal tunnel syndrome and Guyon’s canal syndrome in drivers by diverting pressure and vibration away from the median and ulnar nerves in the hand.)
Prevent Falls from Tankers and other Trailers

Anti-Slip Ladder Rung Covers are retrofit covers that can be placed on the trailer access ladders to provide a superior slip-resistant surface.  They available in six (6) grades of coarseness and a variety of colors including glow-in-the-dark. Discount for MIA Policyholders

Prevent Injuries Inside the Truck Cab

BOSE Ride System (The new Bose Ride system replaces a conventional truck seat to provide over-the-road truck drivers with an unprecedented level of protection from road-induced shocks and vibration)

Sit Smart (A device that encourages optimal posture and engages core muscles so you can sit more comfortably, and correctly.)

Prevent Injuries to Roll-off Drivers
Boom Dog Safety Bar – This revolutionary safety product is designed to reduce injuries to drivers of roll-off trucks by allowing them to remove safety pins and chains, opening the latch release, push open the door, lift a sagging door, and more, all in a manner that reduces the likelihood of injury.  [DISCOUNT FOR MIA POLICYHOLDERS]

Secured Cable Hook Holder – Bungee cords and rubber tarp straps can be the source of injury. This device allows drivers of roll-off trucks secure their hook without ever touching a bungee-cords or rubber tarp strap. [DISCOUNT FOR MIA POLICYHOLDERS]

Safety Gloves for Roll-off Drivers – These gloves have been tested in the roll-off industry for 6+ years and have proven to be  a superior product for the price.