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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.


Is safety your Achilles’ heel?

A 41-year-old, general freight driver severely injured her lower leg while straining to push a converter dolly.

The truck driver was connecting a set of double trailers for a night run of drugstore deliveries. She pulled the rear trailer from the terminal's loading dock, parked it, and then backed the lead trailer up to it.

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FMCSA Conducting Crash Preventability Demonstration Program

Commercial motor carriers can now challenge FMCSA crash preventability determinations through the agency’s new Crash Preventability Demonstration program. The FMCSA is conducting the program to improve how its Safety Measurement System identifies highest-risk commercial motor carriers for safety interventions. Initiated on August 1, the Crash Preventability Demonstration program will continue for at least 24 months.

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This is what motorists see

As the days become darker earlier, make sure you are always visible. In this poster, it is very difficult to see the driver without a reflective vest next to the tire. This can be a very dangerous situation.


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Education and Training Resources



Take time to check your chains

Sad, but true...Summer is wrapping up. When the snow starts in the passes, you don’t want to be taking your first look at those chains that have been hanging under your trailer for the past six months

Take time now to lay out and inspect each chain for wear and breaks. Double check by installing all your chains to make sure there isn’t something you missed during the initial inspection.


Don’t let your footwear get you down


A 54-year-old no-touch freight truck driver was heading home at the end of a day. It was a rainy day in Washington - but he was used to that. He was wearing his comfy sneakers as he stepped from the cab. His right foot was still in the cab, when his left foot slipped off the perforated running board.


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