Don't reach for objects while the truck is moving - Pull over first!

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Parrot Trail (south of Houston, BC)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2010-11-23
Company Name: 
Tom Neufeld Trucking Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

On November 23, 2010, a Tom Neufeld Trucking Ltd. truck was travelling loaded on the Parrot Trail. The driver reached for his water bottle that was between the seats; while he was reaching for it he took his eyes off the road. 

The trailer of the truck caught the edge of the road and was pulled in. The truck stayed upright on the road but the trailer rolled on its side and the load fell off the truck. No one was injured.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

If reaching for anything in the cab that is not readily available, wait until you have stopped before you reach for it.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Ron Neufeld 250-845-8960

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