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Welcome to the July 2011 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of the TIRES Initiative.

New this month

new Professional truck drivers gear up for safety

Professional baseball catchers gear up before every game. You should wear your safety gear, too. Be a pro! Baseball (598 KB)


new What if you are overweight?

Read the true story of a Washington truck driver injured while trying to get to a legal weight. Overweight (457 KB)


new Results from the WTA's Truck Driving Championships

TIRES staff enjoyed being a part of the Washington Trucking Associations' Truck Driving Championships. This is our fourth year at this event and each time we've come away with a sense of the camaraderie and dedication that makes up Washington's trucking industry. You do great work!

Here are this year's winners:

Grand Champion

Mark Peterson, USF

3 Axle

1st-Mark Peterson, USF
2nd-Tim Davis, Peninsula Truck Lines
3rd-Andrey Grishchuk, Conway Freight

4 Axle

1st-Chris Bates, Washington Closure
2nd-Mike Young, Peninsula Truck Lines
3rd-Guru Gill, Safeway

5 Axle

1st-John Enyeart, Safeway
2nd-Gary Ackerson, Supervalu
3rd-Shawn Keck, Fed Ex Freight


1st-Scott Henrickson, Conway Freight
2nd-Jeffrey Maas, Boeing
3rd-Robert Dean, Conway Freight


1st-Roy Garcia, Peninsula Truck Lines
2nd-Chuck Snowdon, Boeing
3rd-Mike McConnaughey, Carlile Transportation


1st-John Hnatishin, Boeing
2nd-Anthony Cornell, Conway Freight
3rd-Lisa Bry, Boeing


1st-Charles Price, Conway Freight
2nd-Michael Howell, Conway Freight
3rd-Gary Nickell, Boeing


1st-Chris Poynor, Conway Freight
2nd-Josh Jenkin, Peninsula Truck Lines
3rd-Rick Colton, Boeing


1st-Robert Hinds, Fed Ex Ground
2nd-Joshua Jack, Fed Ex Express
3rd-Dayton Fedak, Fed Ex Express


Joshua Jack, Fed Ex Express

Harry Fletcher Award

Mike McPherson, Conway Freight

Rookie of the Year

Jason VanMeter, YRC

Click to see pictures of this year's first place winners.

In national news

The American Transportation Research Institute recently launched a survey to identify the impact of CSA (Compliance Safety Accountability) on trucking operations, as well as carrier perceptions... Click here to read the online article in Occupational Health & Safety or to take the survey.


Worth repeating

Featuring previously published training materials that are...worth repeating!

Prevent injuries caused by jumping from the cab.
Poster: Don't fall for it! (589 KB)

Safety materials en Español

Bienvenido a nuestra edición en español del sitio web TIRES. Estamos actualmente traduciendo al español todos los folletos y articulos.

Training simulation tools

Prevent slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls cause many injuries in the trucking industry. Test your safety knowledge with the friction simulation tool.

Force simulation tool

Does it really matter if you jump or use 3 points-of-contact when you exit the cab or trailer? Find out with our force-simulator. Use it as a training tool. Click force simulation tool.

Upcoming events

Click here to check out upcoming events in trucking. Let us know if you have a trucking industry related safety or health event that you'd like to add to the page.

Have questions? We’re here to help. Email us at info@KeepTruckingSafe.org.

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Together we can prevent injuries in trucking

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To learn more about the TIRES initiative, or to find more information about injuries in the trucking industry please visit us at, www.KeepTruckingSafe.org.

The Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES) project was developed by the Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) program of Washington's Department of Labor and Industries.

The Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES) project team and the TIRES steering committee are working with the Washington State trucking industry to identify causes for the most frequent injuries to develop effective strategies for preventing them.

The TIRES steering committee is made up of a diverse group of professionals that includes: drivers, safety people from large and small trucking companies, labor and business associations, insurers and a representative from a publicly funded truck driving school.

Funded in part by a grant from CDC NIOSH 5 U60 OH 008487. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC/NIOSH.

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