Archive for October, 2016

Varinder Deol killed in a semi-truck rollover crash

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Varinder Deol, a truck driver from Abbotsford, B.C., died on October 13, 2016. Varinder, the 39-year-old driver was killed when his big rig hauling a trailer rolled over on the express lane underneath I-5.  A second person from a nearby homeless encampment was injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries. There is no word yet on what caused the accident but troopers also noticed structural damage to a freeway support column and the State Department of Transportation was sent out to assess the damage.

In honor of Mr. Deol, please take this opportunity to talk with employees about how to stay safe on the road especially with these high winds and bad weather conditions.

Here are links to safety training materials: www.keeptruckingsafe.org

Our condolences to all the families involved during this sad time.

If anyone knows where to find the obituary link, please feel free to leave a comment with the link.

 

New Training Tools

It is with great excitement we unveil 2 new training tools. The first available tool is an interactive Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist. The pre-trip inspection is a crucial part of becoming a truck driver. Before obtaining a commercial driver’s license, most states require truckers to pass a pre-trip inspection test. The CDL pre-trip inspection test can seem overwhelming due to the number of items that need to be checked. However, this tool will help those that are trying to become truck drivers or experienced drivers that need to refresh on their skills.

 

Click the image below to launch the Pre-Trip Training tool.

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The second tool available is how to safely lower a landing gear. Over time we have seen injuries to the upper extremities due to unproperly lowering a landing gear. This tool will help guide you through what body position is best to avoid an injury.

 

Click the image below to launch the Landing Gear tool.

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Also don’t forget that we have other helpful simulation tools. The link below will take you to our simulation tools available. Thank you for your time and remember to stay safe on the road.

www.keeptruckingsafe.org