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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. Or for the short version, here are the research findings.


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.

Are YOU a Pro?

Test your skill in this interactive truck cab and trailer exit force simulation. 

This simulation will illustrate the forces generated from exiting a cab or trailer of a large truck.  To start the simulation, move your cursor over and click on any of the red zones.  You can also enter the driver's body weight and choose whether you are exiting a truck or a trailer.  You will need to have a compatible version of Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download a free version of Adobe flash.

To download a pdf file of the simulator click here

To download a Power Point file of the simulator click here


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