October 19, 2021
Share this article:
Lifting is a daily routine for most truck drivers, and failure to practice safe lifting can lead to strain and sprain injuries.
When unloading your truck, face the chosen spot and lower the load slowly – again by using the legs, not the back. Simply bend the knees and lower the body with the load, keeping the back comfortably straight.
It is also important to keep in mind that certain situations require different techniques to reduce the risk of injury.
Remember, it is always worth making the effort to practice safe lifting techniques to keep yourself injury free.