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Peer reviewed journals
Work related injuries in Washington State's Trucking Industry, by industry sector and occupation. Smith C. Williams J. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014. Click here for the complete article.


Assessment of perceived injury risks and priorities among truck drivers and trucking companies in Washington State Spielholz, P. et. al. Journal of Safety Research, 2008. Click here for the complete article.


The information provided on the linked sites is solely the view of the authors and does not reflect the official views of TIRES and / or L&I.

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Simulation training tools

Prevent falls from ladders
Based on the true story of a driver painfully injured from rushing down a ladder.

Fall from ladder

Fatal crush
Use this true story to prevent similar incidents

Crush Prevention

Chaining up
Find the safety gear that the driver is using!

Chain up

Lever vs. Ratchet
Is there really a good reason to switch from a tool that has gotten the job done for years?

Load binders

Lifting heavy items can cause injuries to your back and shoulders over time. The driver demonstrates the pros and cons of getting the tarp on the flatbed.


Prevent slips
Slips, trips and falls cause many injuries in trucking. Changes in footwear, tasks and environment matter. Test your knowledge by clicking the slip simulation below.

Friction simulation

Jump Force
Know the forces involved in exiting your truck cab or trailer. Try our force simulator: Click here to access..

exit game

TIRES on YouTube

Check out these fun and informative videos on risky versus safe trailer exit strategies.

abobe reader

Many documents on this website are in the pdf format. To download a free Adobe Reader® click here.

Truck driver health and safety

Truck drivers face a disproportionately high risk for fatal crash-related injuries and for serious health disorders. The 2004 fatality rate for U.S. heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was 48.2 per 100,000 workers, approximately 11 times the rate for the general worker population.

For more information go to NIOSH Blog .

TIRES staff reports

TIRES: Helping to Reduce Work Related Injuries in the Commercial Trucking Industries Published in Northwest Transporter, Vol 16, Issue 1, Winter 2013.

Don't Jump! Published in Transport Topics Online, November 2011.

Risk - Part of the Job? (85 KB) Published in The Route, September 2010.

Even on Foot, Trucking is Risky Business Published in Transport Topics Online, June 2009.

US Dept. of Transportation's campaign to prevent distracted driving.

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