By Jena Williams

On Thursday, another truck driver was killed when he was run over by the semi-truck he was working on.  All fatalities are tragic, but the ones that could easily have been prevented are to me, the most heart-breaking.

We all get in a hurry. We all take shortcuts when we shouldn’t. But please next time, just don’t. Please, please don’t put your friends, family and company through the loss of YOU.

Employers, share with your employees what happened to Mr. Coleman in Oregon: http://www.kptv.com/story/23093159/salem-man-dies. Or use this true story from Washington: http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/safetymaterials/901222013.pdf. Hang this poster where everyone will see it and be reminded: http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/safetymaterials/901212013.pdf.

Stay safe. Don’t rush. Always set the parking brake. You are more important than any work that needs to be done.