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.