Great West Casualty Company Blog

Tire Safety Tips

Posted by Great West Casualty Company on Aug 18, 2016 11:45:00 AM

Every year, maintenance employees are seriously injured or killed when wheel components fail causing a sudden release of air pressure or “blow-out.”  Most of these incidents occur due to over-inflating the tire or improperly seated tire-rim components.  Any one standing within the blast zone could be seriously injured by debris.  

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Topics: Reducing Crashes, Tire Tips

Help Prevent Rear-End Crashes

Posted by Great West Casualty Company on Aug 4, 2016 3:21:48 PM

Some of the most frequent types of severe crashes are rear-end collisions.  These crashes, which are one of the four Critical Crashes, often result in extensive property damage, serious bodily injuries, or death.  They are often much more severe when a large truck is involved.

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Topics: Truck safety, Tailgating, Reducing Crashes

How to Avoid U-Turns

Posted by Great West Casualty Company on Jun 16, 2016 4:30:49 PM

Run-under crashes are one of the most devastating losses a trucking company can experience. A run-under crash can cost thousands of dollars in physical damage and personal injury. However, these crashes are frequently among the easiest to prevent. Many run-under crashes involve U-turns. A run-under crash caused by a U-turn is possibly the easiest to prevent…never make a U-turn.

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Topics: Collision Prevention, Reducing Crashes

Driver Safety Programs: Save Money By Reducing Crashes

Posted by Great West Casualty Company on Feb 25, 2016 12:43:37 PM

It is no secret that crashes are largely preventable and are often caused by driver error. By implementing a driver safety program at your company, you can greatly reduce your risk while protecting your company’s bottom line.

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Topics: Reducing Crashes