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(Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis)


The TIRES research team is working with industry leaders, safety and health professionals, employers, drivers, warehouse and dock workers, and many others to develop educational materials that identify hazards and provide low-cost, simple solutions to prevent injuries in the trucking industry. Learn more about TIRES.


*UPDATE* 2017 Truck Driving Championships

Join us June 17th for the Trucking Driving Championships! The location has been updated and it will be held at the Reddaway in Tacoma. This event is family friendly and we hope to see you there even if you are not competing.

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Secure Your Load Day and CVSA International Roadcheck

On Tuesday, state transportation safety officials and trucking industry representatives gathered at the Nisqually scale on I-5 north to kick off June 6 as “Secure Your Load Day.” The Washington State Patrol reports that debris on Washington roadways cause approximately 400 collisions every year. Unsecured loads account for 40% of litter on local highways.


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Truck Driver Crushed When Unsecured Conveyor Belt Tables Fall Off Trailer.

The 45-year-old truck driver had worked for the multi-state potato harvesting and transport company for about four months. He had received training on how to load and tie town this kind of equipment when he was hired.


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Protect yourself from falling objects

Many workers' compensation claims are caused by falling cargo. See tips to protect yourself from load shift.


What's worse than getting your toes stepped on?

Read the true story of a Washington truck driver whose foot was crushed by an unstable load. Includes injury prevention tips.

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