Real Life Lessons

Learn from Others

All of us at A4DD tip our caps (our A4DD-logo’d caps, that is) to Midwestern Insurance Alliance.  They have made valuable safety resources available to all commercial drivers on their website.  And we applaud them for it.  There’s nothing like learning from someone else’s school of hard knocks.  MWIA’s Real Life Lessons from Truckers Injured at Work is a series of short videos (or downloadable one-page PDF documents if you prefer) that tell a true story.  Aimed at heavy truck drivers, it’s worthwhile for all who transport cargo for a living.

Click on a category to open MWIA's Real Life Lessons catalog. View videos & download short story sheets.

Driving / Motor Vehicle Accidents

Six short stories with powerful lessons, from “Blown Away on Interstate” to “Deer, Dogs, and Damage”

Entering/Exiting Truck Cab

25 short stories with powerful lessons, from “Ice, The Enemy” to “Wendy is Now Windy”

Getting On/Off Trailers & Catwalks

Eight short stories with powerful lessons, from “Every Which Way But Loose” to “Out You Go”

Health and Wellness

25 short stories with powerful lessons, from “I Don’t Feel Well” to “Who Has Got My Big Toe”

Inside Dry Van or Refer

Eight short stories with powerful lessons, from “Muck Boots” to “Look Out for Load Locks”

Inside Truck Cab

13 short stories with powerful lessons, from “Mamma Always Said” to “Time to Clean House”

Loading/Unloading a Van or Refer

17 short stories with powerful lessons, from “Bungee Straps and Eyeballs” to “The True Cost of a Pallet”

Loading/Unloading a Flatbed

18 short stories with powerful lessons, from “For the Want of a Nail” to “That’s Got to Hurt”

Slips, Trips and Falls

26 short stories with powerful lessons, from “Good Job…Almost” to “That Just Stinks”

On/Around Flatbed Trailers

12 short stories with powerful lessons, from “A Tight Squeeze” to “Flats Equal Falls”

Maintenance of a Truck or Trailer

15 short stories with powerful lessons, from “Broken Light, Broken Arm” to “Steel-Belted Radials”

Opening/Closing Rear Doors

Nine short stories with powerful lessons, from “Driver Loses Tooth Opening Door” to “Twelve O’Clock High”

Pulling Fifth-Wheel Release

6 short stories with powerful lessons, from “If It Hurts, Say So” to “Spinning…Handle Leads to a Broken Wrist”

Tarping and Untarping

12 short stories with powerful lessons, from “Automatic Tarps Are Not Risk-Free” to “Tarps+Wind=Parasailing”

Click on a category to open MWIA’s Real Life Lessons catalog. View videos & download short story sheets.