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Winter Safety Tips for Truckers: Preventing Slips and Falls

As winter sets in, truck drivers face not just challenging road conditions but also an increased risk of slips and falls due to icy and snowy environments. These suggestions provide essential safety tips for truckers to prevent winter-related accidents.

Key Safety Recommendations:

  1. Appropriate Footwear: Wear shoes that offer good traction on snow and ice. Materials like rubber or steel in the soles can provide better grip, reducing the risk of slipping.
  2. Caution Around Vehicles: Be extra careful when entering and exiting your vehicle. Use the vehicle for balance and support to avoid falls.
  3. Mindful Walking: Stick to designated walkways and be vigilant about potential hazards on your path.

  4. Avoid Dangerous Inclines: Steer clear of inclines that become especially hazardous in winter conditions.
  5. Maintain Balance: Walk slowly and take small steps. Keep your hands out of your pockets to maintain balance and be prepared to react if you start to slip.
  6. Use Support: Hold onto handrails, walls, or anything sturdy to help keep your footing stable.
  7. Test Before Stepping: If an area looks slippery, test it by gently tapping your foot on the surface before stepping fully onto it.
  8. Keep Shoes Dry: Dry your shoes or boots on floor mats when entering buildings to remove excess moisture.
  9. Report Hazards: Immediately report any detected slip and fall hazards at your workplace.

These safety tips are not just for truckers but for everyone facing the winter season. By being cautious and prepared, we can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and injuries during these colder months.

Stay safe this winter, and remember that taking these small steps can make a significant difference in your well-being.

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Tips for OTR Truck Drivers to Stay Healthy, Safe, and Happy on the Road

As we welcome the new year, it’s a great time for OTR truck drivers to prioritize their health, wellness, and safety on the road. At Cooper Freight, we value the well-being of our drivers and want to provide them with the support and resources they need to thrive in their careers. In this blog post, we will share some tips and insights to help OTR truck drivers start the new year strong and stay healthy, safe, and happy on the road.

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Winter Driving Safety Tips for Commercial Truck Drivers

A Winter State of Mind

One of the joys of the trucking business is the ability to travel across the country and experience the beauty of different roads from coast to coast. However, this also means you must prepare for various types of driving conditions. The winter months make for treacherous road conditions across much of the country; the best thing you can do to make sure you stay safe when the temperature drops is to be ready.

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5 Holiday Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Truck driving Holiday safety tips
The AAA predicts, “That more than one-third of Americans will travel this holiday season. The record-breaking 112.5 million travelers taking to the nation’s runways, roads and rails for the year-end holidays represent a 4.4 percent increase over last year.” This means possible delays, traffic congestion, and impaired or distracted drivers, all combined with the unpredictable winter weather. Here are a few ways for truck drivers to stay safe during these hectic holiday travels:

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