Articles on Shipping Container Accidents

The Cost of Workers Comp Payments Is 1 Billion Dollars per Week

The Cost of Workers Comp Payments is 1 Billion Dollars per Week How are Workers Injured? An infographic from Bolt Insurance shows workman's comp claims costing US businesses alone $1 Billion dollars per week.  1 in 4 injuries is caused by overexertion. Most Dangerous Industries One of the most dangerous industries to work [...]

Strains and Sprains: The Most Costly Injuries in Trucking

Strains and Sprains: The Most Costly Injuries in Trucking Work-related strains and sprains are injuries to muscles, tendons and nerves that are referred to by doctors and researchers as musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs. Strains and sprains can have many causes and each additional risk factor increases the likelihood of injury. Risk factors for muscles, [...]

NHTSA Study Finds Underinflated and Worn Tires Increase Likelihood of Crash

Worn Tires Increase Likelihood of Crash Consumer Reports has long advocated that truck drivers check their car's tire pressure monthly to prevent uneven tire wear and tire failure. Now, a new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reinforces that advice by determining that vehicles driving on tires underinflated by more than [...]

Truck Accident Injuries

Truck Accident Injuries Did you know that trucking industry has some of the highest workers’ compensation claim rates?  For example, in Washington State claims are so high that they have an initiative for preventing on the job injury and promoting safety, called the TIRES Initiative. According to Knestaut, A. Compensation and Working Conditions, (1997, [...]

Truck Driver Injures Shoulder Pulling 5th Wheel Release

Trucker Safety: Shoulder Injuries from Releasing 5th Wheel Tommy drove for a carrier that primarily transported automotive parts. It was a pretty sweet job. All of the freight was driver no-touch, and he rarely had to wait to be loaded or unloaded. In fact, most of the time he would drop his trailer; hook to another [...]

Ways for Trucking Companies to Lower Workman’s Comp Costs

Ways for Trucking Companies to Lower Workman's Comp Costs Although trucking companies are reporting fewer Workers’ Compensation claims, the average cost is typically higher than the average Workers’ Compensation claim in other industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2007, trucking had an injury rate 30% higher than other U.S. [...]

Shipping Container Door Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear on Shipping Container Doors Shipping Container Door Diagram and Troubleshooting Shipping containers come in different dimensions, 8ft, 10ft, shipping containers dimensions of 20ft and shipping container dimensions of 40ft being the most common.  However, no matter what the size, shipping container parts and mechanics are similar. 1. Doors Two door leaves [...]

Trucking Safety

Trucking Safety Trucking is one of the highest injury professions.  Some states have such a high rate of injury for truck drivers that there are initiatives to help protect drivers.  Truck driving can be a tough job, but someone's got to do it.  The trucker cab front seat is the truck driver's office.  They [...]

Trucking Industry has Highest Workers’ Compensation Claim Rates

Trucking Industry has Highest Workers' Compensation Claim Rates in Washington State The trucking industry has some of the highest workers’ compensation claim rates and costs in Washington State.  Claims are so high that they have an initiative for preventing on the job injury and promoting safety, called the TIRES Initiative. Th e TIRES research [...]

Shipping Container International Inc. Reaches Milestone of Serving Over One Hundred Major Trucking Companies

Shipping Container International Inc. Reaches Milestone of Serving over One Hundred Major Trucking Companies Whittier, CA - (October 31, 2017) – Shipping Container International Inc., a trucking safety company servicing safety departments, warehouses, and the dismountable shipping cargo container transportation industries (including railroad and harbor operations), is pleased to announce its recent milestone of [...]

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