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Trucking safety best practices

This video series is designed to prevent the most common injuries to truckers.

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

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Order code | VEHICLE-04

Oregon OSHA

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

Safe driving handout [PDF] 
A quick one-page handout of safe driving tips with how management can support safe driving.

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 seven simple stretches.

Vehicles and equipment: safe entry and exit best practices [PDF]
10 quick tips for safely entering and exiting your vehicle.

Manager's guide to safe trucking during planting and harvest season (ATA/AFTC) [PDF]
Covers hours of service, hiring, fatigue, and state-specific regulations.

Video training | Ergonomics for truckers (WorkSafeBC)

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. 

Reduce distracted driving (NSC)
This is a resource for creating your own cell phone policy.

Distraction.gov (U.S. Dept. of Transportation)
Find short videos, posters, and other tools (some in Spanish) to help you craft a distracted driving policy for your workplace. 

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.

Motor vehicle safety (NIOSH)
Visit the NIOSH website for crash data, motor vehicle safety publications, a list of upcoming events, and additional resources

Older drivers in the workplace: how employers and workers can prevent crashes (NIOSH)
Action steps and resources to help your co-workers and your employees continue driving safely.

Oregon DMV record inquiry accounts (ODOT/DMV)
You may qualify to receive employment driving records.

 

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 pratices | 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)



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  • 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
  • Coaching the van driver 3 | VEHICLE-40
    | This program addresses safety for minivan, commercial van, and 15-pass … 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: I could see it coming | VEHICLE-42
    | After automobile accidents, phrases like "I didn't see them coming" or … 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
  • The blindfold effect | VEHICLE-21
    20 minutes | The video focuses on three driving situations that involve more than h … Read more
  • Winter driving: when the rules change | VEHICLE-29
    16 minutes | This video illustrates the importance of adjusting our driving techniq … Read more
  • Trucking safety best practices | VEHICLE-4
    5 segments | This comprehensive series is designed to prevent the most common injur … Read more