Ice – The Enemy of the Truck Driver
Mary Ann shatters her elbow when she slips on ice. This video discusses how accidents like this can be avoided.
Every Which Way but Loose
Mack tears his trap muscle lifting the hood of his truck.
If It Hurts, Say So
Rudy had an admirable 15-year record of being injury free until he failed to report a nagging pain in his shoulder.
Driver has a Clean Truck and Can’t Drive it
Lester tears his rotator cuff while slipping from his truck.
Driver Sprains Ankle Exiting Truck
Jim sprains his ankle stepping on a rock exiting his cab.
Charlotte, Henry, and Warren all injure their backs due to awkward postures.
Can you Speak French?
James injures his back getting into a new truck. When dealing with the unfamiliar, always take extra caution.
Driver Injured “Bungee Jumping” Out of Truck
Archie falls from his truck. Wear appropriate footwear and be careful of creating trip hazards with straps or bungees.
Driver is Hit by Passing Motorist
Mike’s driving career ends when he’s struck by a passing motorist. Always pull as far as possible off the roadway and never assume passing motorists will see or avoid you.
Driver Slipped getting into the Truck
An experienced driver, Sam is injured when entering his cab. Always expect your shoes to be slick, step flat onto the step tread, and be sure to grip grab rails tightly.
Driver Slips on Ice Stepping out of Truck Driver
Sam slips on ice attempting to climb into his truck. Remember to come to a complete stop before stepping up while on ice. Otherwise, your body’s forward momentum can cause you to slip.
Hurry Now – Wait Later
Trevor gets a mild concussion when his haste causes him to fall from his truck. Always take on a task with the appropriate caution, speed, and awareness.
Icy Cab Step Leads to a Broken Arm
Barry slips from his truck and breaks his arm. Remember, during cold weather when ice could form, run your foot across the top running board before stepping onto it to see if it has iced up. Always use three points of contact.
Mamma Always Said
Wayne breaks his arm when dirty boots cause him to slip.
Move Over Please
Ronnie ends up with a fractured wrist when another motorist fails to “move over”. Always assume passing motorists either cannot see you or will not move over.
Sam loses his footing and injures himself when his cowboy boots work against him.
New to You
Paul fractures his wrist falling from a new truck. Always be cautious when dealing with new equipment.
Not a Good Way to Start off a New Year
Bill slips on a thin sheet of ice entering his truck. If the temperature is near freezing, always check for ice.
Not Built to Climb
Jim falls from his trailer while trying to get down after placing load locks.
Passengers Not Included
Martin stays in his truck cab while the recovery truck is loading it. While exiting, he falls nearly 10 feet and fractures his wrist. Never stay in the vehicle when it is being towed or being prepared for a tow.
Ralph is injured when wind swings his door into him. Always use three points of contact and be aware of possible dangers caused by weather conditions.
The Luck Factor
Always use three points of contact, maintain awareness, and constantly evaluate your situation.
Very Expensive Coffee
Caleb burns himself and fractures his left arm when not using three points of contact.
Wait a Minute Vines
Todd hits his head in a fall after he loses his balance. Always focus on the task at hand. Continuously anticipate what could happen and constantly remain alert.
Wendy is now Windy
Wendy dislocates her shoulder opening a door in high winds