Injuries to Truck Drivers
Driving a large truck is a physically demanding job. Driving for many hours can be exhausting, and some drivers have to load and unload cargo. Drivers may be injured climbing in or out of a truck. Many drivers sustain musculoskeletal injuries while connecting and disconnecting trailers or lifting heavy loads. Severe strains and sprains account for half of the reported nonfatal injuries. Truck drivers may suffer injuries in a collision.