Trucking Industry

Date Added Resource Source
Aug 2015

Occupational Hydrofluoric Acid Injury from Car and Truck Washing — Washington State, 2001–2013

Car and truck wash cleaning products, rust removers, and aluminum brighteners often contain HF because it is efficient in breaking down roadway matter. The death of a truck wash worker from ingestion of an HF-based wash product and 48 occupational HF burn cases associated with car and truck washing in Washington State during 2001–2013 are summarized in this report.

Aug 2014

Quick Sleep Tips for Truck Drivers

Driving a truck is a very demanding job. Lack of sleep makes it more difficult to meet the demands of the job and increases your risk for drowsy driving and vehicle crashes. This could mean the difference between stopping with a vehicle just in front of your bumper, or with it in your seat.

Dec 2012

E-fact 47: Health promotion in the road transport sector

Promoting health at the workplace requires a holistic approach. Any initiatives should consider the worker’s private life, their working life, and the interaction between the two. Working conditions are known to influence the general health of workers; for example, sedentary work can contribute to obesity.

(European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
May 2012

FMCSA Proposes Guidance for Sleep Apnea

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing tougher standards for sleep apnea evaluation, as reported by TruckingInfo.

Nov 2011

TIRES: Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis

A health and safety blog for the trucking industry.

(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
Apr 2011

Keep Trucking Safe: TIRES (Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis)

IRES is a research project developed by the SHARP program at the Washington Department of Labor & Industries. SHARP’s research shows that trucking has some of the highest claims rates and costs in the State of Washington.

Feb 2011

Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: Tarping and fall protection - information for truckers (PDF)

This Oregon OSHA fact sheet describes fall protection requirements while tarping loads.

(Oregon OSHA)
Oct 2010

Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Tarping and fall protection - information for truckers (PDF)

This Oregon OSHA fact sheet fall protection as it relates to applying tarps to load tops.

(Oregon OSHA)
Sep 2008

Safety & Health Involvement for Truck Drivers

SHIFT is a safety and health program designed especially for commercial truck drivers. The goals of the program are to help drivers: (1) achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and (2) prevent workplace injuries and crashes. In addition to supporting the SHIFT program, this website is meant to help ALL drivers find great safety and health information.

Sep 2008

Preventing Injuries in the Trucking Industry - Focus Report (PDF)

The Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES) Initiative was developed by the SHARP research program at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. This report provides employers, supervisors, employees in the trucking industry, along with safety and health professionals, with information on claims, claim rates, costs, common causes and prevention ideas.

Jul 2007

Research Shows On-the-road Lifestyle is Killing Truckers

This July 13 2007 article provided by Ergoweb discusses how the trucking industry is beginning to wake up to the benefits of having healthy drivers

Nov 2005

Penn State study finds risk higher for truckers in 11th-hour

The crash risk for truck drivers in the last hour of a now legal 11-hour day behind the wheel is more than three times higher than during the first hour, a Penn State research team has found.

(Penn State University)
Jul 2005

International Hazard Datasheets on Occupation – Truck Driver (PDF)

This datasheet lists, in a standard format, different hazards to which truck drivers may be exposed in the course of their normal work. This datasheet is a source of information rather than advice. With the knowledge of what causes injuries and diseases, it is easier to design and implement suitable measures towards prevention.

May 2005

Whole-body Vibration (PDF)

This program informs drivers of the potentially damaging effects of vibration on the body while sitting in a moving vehicle.

Sep 2003

OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Trucking Industry Hazards

Workers in the trucking industry experienced the the most fatalities of all occupations, accounting for 12 percent of all worker deaths. About two-thirds of fatally injured truckers were involved in highway crashes.

May 2003

Oregon Truck Safety Hotline
May 2003

ODOT Motor Carrier Transportation Division