Real Life Lessons

from truck drivers injured at work

Real Life Lessons relating to…

Injuries Sustained on or around Flatbed Trailers

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.
For the Want of a Nail
Harry fractures his wrist as he falls from his steering tire.
Every Which Way but Loose
Mack tears his trap muscle lifting the hood of his truck.
A Tight Squeeze
Seymour injures his shoulder when his trailer shifts.
Can you Speak French?
James injures his back getting into a new truck. When dealing with the unfamiliar, always take extra caution.
Automatic Tarps Are Not Risk Free
Two drivers suffer injuries using automatic tarping systems. This video reminds rivers to assess situations for hazards, even when they appear to have been eliminated by devices designed to make the job easier.
Beware Where you Step
Clarence and Jason receive serious injuries stepping on freight. Remember, always check freight prior to standing on it and always be aware of lighting conditions.
Bump on a Log
Tim is hit in the head while securing the load of his flatbed.
Falling Load Impacts Driver’s Leg

A falling load crushes Tom’s leg. When loading/unloading, park on level ground and stay out of danger zones.

Far, Far Away
Cory sustains a shoulder injury that he believes to be minor. Instead of immediately reporting it and receiving assistance, he waits and it gets worse. Always report injuries immediately.
Flats Equal Falls
Abe Juan shares his experience in controlling the risk of falls while securing and tarping freight.
There’s a Reason for Everything
Mary Ann is injured and becomes medically unqualified to drive when she ignores directions and attempts to correct a loading issue herself.