This site provides information about preventing occupational illness and injury in the trucking industry through links to summaries, training presentations, publications and other resources. It also offers a one-stop location to find applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance requirements related to worker protection.
OSHA regulations govern the safety and health of the workers and the responsibilities of employers to ensure their safety at the warehouse, dock, construction site, and in other places truckers go to deliver and pick up loads throughout the country. While OSHA does not regulate self-employed truckers, it does regulate workplaces to which the truckers deliver goods and the workers which receive those goods.
Trucking industry is addressed in specific OSHA standards for recordkeeping and general industry.
Provides specific OSHA, Department of Transportation (DOT), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, training requirements, hazard references and illness and injury statistics that apply to the major trucking activities of employers and their employees.
- Safety Practices Once Tractor Trailer Drivers Arrive at a Destination. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3944), (2018).
- Logging. OSHA eTool. By many measures, logging is the most hazardous industry in the United States. Included is a section, Log Loading and Transporting, which outlines the required and recommended work practices that can reduce logging hazards to the vehicle operators.
- Wood Products: Sawmills. OSHA eTool. Describes the hazards associated with working in sawmills. Included is a section, Receiving and Storing, which depicts safe log truck loading and unloading procedures.
- Beverage Delivery. OSHA eTool. Describes the hazards associated with beverage delivery. Includes sections on Delivery Trucks, Hand Trucks, and Water Delivery.