Trucking safety

Truck drivers face high risks because they spend a lot of time on the road. These resources can help them stay safe and healthy.

3 is key: Safe entry and exit  

This short video includes best practices for safely entering and exiting large vehicles. (1:22)  

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Supporting materials:

3 is key handout (Spanish) [PDF]
3 is key poster (Spanish) [PDF]

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about trucking safety, including:

Find more on the safe driving page.

Ergonomics best practices for auto and truck repair [PDF]
This one-page hand-out provides information on how mechanics can work comfortably and safely.

Flatbed tarping best practices [PDF] 
A one-page, easy-to-read fact sheet.

Winter driving best practices [PDF]
A one-page, easy-to-read fact sheet.

Stretches for the professional truck driver [PDF]
This poster briefly explains and illustrates simple stretches. [Spanish]

Seatbelts are essential safety equipment [PDF]
Safety talk on the the benefits of using seatbelts when driving. (Spanish)

Healthy Eating Tips Truck Drivers

Ergonomics for truckers (WorkSafeBC)
Video on ergonomics for trucking (2:44)

The trucking injury reduction emphasis project (TIRES)
Dedicated to the trucking industry, this website has training materials, interactive tools, and more to raise awareness and prevent injuries. 

Preventing work-related motor vehicle crashes (CDC) [PDF]
This fact sheet recommends ways employers can keep workers safe when driving or riding in a motor vehicle on the job. It ends with a checklist that employers can use to implement the recommendations.

Older drivers in the workplace (NIOSH)
An overview of the unique challenges of older drivers.


Video library
Trucking safety best practices

This comprehensive series is designed to prevent the most common injuries to truckers. The segments include helpful instructions on strap tossing, flatbed tarping, driving in hazardous weather, and proper stretching both at home and on the road.

Play now (16:04)| Request a DVD
Order code: VEHICLE-04

Supporting materials: Flatbed tarping best practices | Winter driving best practices | Stretches for the professional truck driver [PDF]

Play individual segments 

 Bolo method (1:30)

 Flatbed tarping (14:00)

 Winter driving (15:30)

 Cab stretching (10:30)

 Benefits of stretching (31:00)

3 is key: Safe entry and exit

This short video includes best practices for safely entering and exiting large vehicles.

[Play English] [Play Spanish]

Supporting materials:

3 is key handout (Spanish) [PDF]
3 is key poster (Spanish) [PDF]

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Before you turn the key | VEHICLE-07
    20 minutes | This video covers what we need to do every time we get in a vehicle. W … Read more
  • Bucket trucks: extending your safety | VEHICLE-12 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    15 minutes | Bucket trucks make working at high elevation easier, but if they are n … Read more
  • Coaching the experienced driver 3 | VEHICLE-37
    | This video offers an interactive training system based on the COACHING … Read more
  • Defensive driving: a crash course | VEHICLE-09 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    16 minutes | This important program discusses how to be a defensive driver, recogni … Read more
  • Defensive driving: when good weather goes bad | VEHICLE-43 (English) VEHICLE-44 (Spanish)
    | This presentation provides an overview of the various potential danger … Read more
  • Distracted driving: game over | VEHICLE-22 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    12 minutes | Do your employees treat driving like a game? This program gives them a … Read more
  • Driven to distraction | VEHICLE-24
    16 minutes | This video illustrates how dangerous distracted driving can be. The ma … Read more
  • Driven to distraction II | VEHICLE-26 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    26 minutes | Nearly 6,000 people died in 2008 from crashes involving distracted dri … Read more
  • Emotional wreck | VEHICLE-27
    23 minutes | Aggressive driving is responsible for 1,500 deaths annually. Give your … Read more
  • Injury prevention for drivers | VEHICLE-34
    22 minutes | This is an industry-specific, prevention-based training program. Provi … Read more
  • One-on-one behind the wheel coaching | VEHICLE-41
    | This program is the next step beyond classroom driver training. It tea … Read more
  • Safe operation and use of all-terrain vehicles | VEHICLE-01
    16 minutes | All-terrain vehicles (ATVs or four-wheelers) were originally designed … Read more
  • Winter driving: when the rules change | VEHICLE-29
    16 minutes | This video illustrates the importance of adjusting our driving techniq … Read more


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