Blog

How to Avoid Truck Driver Shoulder Injuries

The use of proper body mechanics is the key to avoiding truck driver shoulder injuries and other upper body issues. A good indicator as to whether you are performing an overhead lift properly is to observe the shoulder movement. If the shoulders are constantly moving closer to the ears rather than staying level with the collar […]

Read More >

Keys to Winter Driving

Avoid common obstacles and stay safe when driving in wintry conditions. Winter weather has arrived in many parts of the country, and winter driving can challenge even the most experienced truck drivers on the road today. Low visibility, poor road conditions, and unpredictable drivers play a significant role in increasing the challenge presented to truck […]

Read More >

How to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time as a Truck Driver

Prepare yourself to “fall back” so you can stay focused on the road. Daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 1, 2020. Most people look forward to getting an extra hour of rest, but the time change can affect your typical routine on and off the road. Adjust your routine to compensate for […]

Read More >

The Basics of Safe Lifting

Lifting is a daily routine for most truck drivers, and failure to practice safe lifting can lead to strain and sprain injuries. Reduce your risk of injury by applying these basic safe lifting techniques: Assume the safe lifting position. Stand close to the object and keep a wide stance. Keep feet turned out and heels […]

Read More >

How to Share the Road Safely

Working at TransForce gives us a different perspective on driving and sharing the road. Hopefully it has made all of us, even those of us that aren’t part of our professional driving team, safer, more observant, and distraction‑free drivers. Unfortunately, we’re not the only people on the road. At the corporate office we talk a […]

Read More >

Truck Drivers: Are You Minding the Safety Rules?

Remember to always follow the truck driver safety rules to avoid common preventable injuries. Liberty Mutual Holding Co. Inc.’s 2020 workplace safety index was released in June. The index found that overexertion and falls from the same level have consistently been the top two causes of injuries – which came as no surprise to anyone […]

Read More >

TransForce Celebrates Driver Appreciation Week

Driver Appreciation Week recognizes the drivers who move our economy forward. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week was celebrated September 13-19, 2020. This year was particularly significant given the essential role truck drivers have played during the COVID-19 pandemic. TransForce honored drivers through special features on social media, giveaways at local branches, and a fun contest […]

Read More >

Get Ready for the 2020 CVSA International Roadcheck

This year’s event focuses on the driver requirements component of a roadside inspection.  The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck is a 72-hour high-volume, high-visibility inspection and enforcement initiative. During this three-day period, CVSA-certified inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conduct commercial motor vehicle and driver inspections. These inspections take place at weigh or inspection […]

Read More >

Are You Prepared for Brake Safety Week?

Checking your brakes as part of pre-trip inspection is always important, but drivers should be extra vigilant during Brake Safety Week 2020. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)’s annual Brake Safety Week will go on as scheduled this year. From August 23-29, 2020, enforcement officials will inspect commercial motor vehicles. Vehicles found to have critical out-of-service […]

Read More >

Operation Safe Driver Week 2020

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week aims to reduce high-risk driving behaviors through traffic enforcement strategies. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled this year, taking place July 12-18. During this week, law enforcement across North America will be looking for drivers engaging in unsafe behaviors. These […]

Read More >