Despite the advantages of driving a truck for a living, you cannot deny that your job is one of the most dangerous to have, especially if you are a long-haul trucker. While you probably do not start your day worrying whether you are going to get hurt, it is prudent to be aware of some of the most common ways in which truckers are injured every day and what you can do if you are hurt on the job.
Your job requires more than driving. You may load and unload your trailer, perform maintenance, and make repairs on your vehicle. Any of these can result in injury to your back, your knees, your arms or hands. Using the right tools for the job and remaining aware of your surroundings may reduce the risk, but your greatest risks occur when you are operating your vehicle.