Common Log Truck Driver Injuries


What can drivers do to prevent injuries? Injuries to log truck drivers affect not only drivers and their families, but also their employer. Continue reading to learn about a few of the most common ways drivers are injured and how to prevent these injuries from occurring.

Motor Vehicle Incidents

Log truck drivers get exposed to many types of risks, including motor-vehicle incidents such as rear-ending other vehicles or rollovers. One of the best ways to prevent log truck incidents is to ensure all drivers are trained and licensed for log truck operations. Drivers should:

  • Keep log trucks maintained and inspected
  • Be aware of potential hazards of hauling logs
  • Maintain a safe speed
  • Watch their surroundings and look for potential obstacles
  • Always wear a seat belt
  • Avoid distracted driving