Oct 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM
Backing up to a dock or into a parking space are two of the most common activities performed by professional truck drivers. It is also one of the most common causes of claims. According to the National Safety Council, backing accidents cause approximately 500 deaths and 15,000 injuries per year. The majority of these can be prevented if the driver remembers to simply get out and look (GOAL) at the area he/she is backing into before starting the maneuver. For your convenience, Great West Casualty Company offers free GOAL stickers that can be placed in the cab to remind drivers.