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Trucking safety: operating landing gear (video)

Posted by Kayla Eggert, AINS, ARM on Jul 19, 2023 8:30:00 AM

Using their truck’s landing gear to pick up and drop off trailers is an important part of a truck driver’s job. This can sometimes be a challenge if the landing gear hasn’t been maintained properly or if trucks in a parking lot are simply too close together. Cranking landing gear can cause serious injuries to a driver’s shoulders, back, wrists, or face. Proper posture and technique can help reduce the risk of injury. Drivers should also be sure to park their trucks on a level and well-lit space before operating the landing gear. Check out our video below for more tips and visual examples of how to safely crank landing gear and prevent injuries to drivers.


Topics: Workers' Compensation

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