2008-11-26 Loaded Logging Truck Attemps To Back Down Hill

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
TFL Road
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Coyote Transport Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A loaded logging truck spun out while attempting to pull a hill at 28 km. on the TFL Road. The driver then attempted to back down the hill and went into the ditch. The driver was unhurt due to wearing a seatbelt, and the truck and trailer were undamaged. Truck drivers are reminded that attempts to save time can have unfavorable results that can be counterproductive. In this instance, both failing to chain up and attempting to back down the hill are examples of an attempt to save time that caused even more problems.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Pay attention to winter road conditions, and what other drivers are reporting regarding road conditions. If there is any question about the slipperiness of a hill, or condition of a road, take the time to put on your chains. If you spin out on a hill, contact your supervisor and he will review the situation and determine whether the load should be unloaded, or an attempt should be made to pull the truck up the remainder of the hill. Drivers are also reminded to wear their seatbelts, as incidents of this nature could lead to more severe outcomes if they are not used.

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