Truck Safety





Transportation Terms - U / V


ULEV Ultra low emissions vehicle.

Upper Coupler Load bearing surface on the underside of the front of a semitrailer. It rests on the fifth wheel of a tractor or dolly and has a downward-protruding kingpin which is captured by the locking jaws of the fifth wheel.

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Assigned by the manufacturer, this number is unique to each vehicle and appears on the vehicle's registration and title.

VMRS (Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards) Set of codes developed to facilitate computerized tracking of parts and labor used in equipment repair. Established and maintained by the American Trucking Associations.
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This site is a collection of information which may be of benefit to workers or individuals driving trucks, operating a forklift, lift truck, crane or other industrial equipment or working in a manufacturing, agricultural, logistics or transportation environment similar to that described herein. It is not intended to be accurate training material or legal guidance but hopes to shed light on more common and serious safety issues in industry and often affecting the general public.


The Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code require an employer to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker to show due diligence in the workplace. Regulation for Industrial Establishments, Regulation 851 is more specific about industrial hazards and the Highway Traffic Act and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations govern activities on the roadway to promote road safety.


Various Government, Public and Safety Association links are supplied to help direct inquiries to proper authorities as well as Forms and Documents commonly used in Business and Industry.


Directory lists of Trucking Companies, Mapping and Tracking Services, Trucking Compliance Software, Truck and Fuel Stops, as well as Weather and News sources are provided for convenience.