To be a safe driver, you need space all around your vehicle. When things go wrong, space gives you time to think and to take action. To have space available when something goes wrong, you need to manage space. While this is true for all drivers, it is very important for large vehicles. They take up more space and require more space for stopping and turning. Check out the attachment that lists the best ways to manage the space around your vehicle.
The fall season presents many unique hazards that truck drivers should be on the lookout for.
When stopping to take a break, park in a well lit area, near the door of the establishment or near security cameras. If possible, back your vehicle against a wall or fence so the trailer's doors are difficult to access.
Truck drivers are by and large loyal working men and women. You work very hard to avoid letting your company down by delivering freight on time and keeping the customers happy. When you get hurt, you tend to tough it out before reporting the injury because you don't want the company to think you are soft or slacking off. Generally, when a trucker is injured on the job, loyalty is not a two-way street.
An FCE is a Functional Capacity Evaluation. It is sort of a physical fitness test. We see a majority of clients undergoing FCE's toward the end of the treatment cycle in a workers' compensation case. An FCE can also be used to help identify changes to employee workload, or modifications to working conditions such as ergonomic measures, that the employer may be able to undertake in an effort to accommodate an employee with a disability or medical condition. Common measurements of lifting power, push and pull power, how long you can stand or walk, flexibility and reaching, grasping and holding, bending, and balance are taken.
You may have recently received a brochure from us and if you have secured other, competent counsel, we wish you nothing less than the best. Work with your lawyer to get the best result that you can. If you were offended by getting a brochure from a lawyer, let me be the first to apologize. But, I am not going to stop mailing my brochures to injured truckers. Here's why.
Carriers that cross the Mexico/U.S. border are facing challenges.