Best safety shoes for truck drivers

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Are you by chance a truck driver or do you work sometimes driving vehicles? In this article I will talk about the best safety shoes for truck drivers.

Each job has different characteristics and risks, and each worker should wear safety shoes suitable for his profession to be adequately protected.

Are there specific types of safety shoes for truck drivers? If the answer is yes, are you wearing them?

Let’s find out all about this type of work and the recommended safety shoes for this type of work:

  • workplaces
  • risks
  • what are the recommended safety shoes?

1) WORK ENVIRONMENTS

The truck driver is a driver of trucks and other heavy vehicles. In addition to driving, he controls and often carries out loading and unloading operations and can work both as an employee and as a self-employed worker, transporting goods on his own or on behalf of third parties.

Obviously this is a very risky job and the highest risk is that related to road accidents, but this activity also hides other risks related to the operations complementary to driving, which a truck driver must necessarily perform in the exercise of his profession.

You work in the cockpit, but also outside, and it is right outside that the truck driver’s feet take the greatest risks. The truck driver is also required to take care of the refueling of the vehicle, the small maintenance and it is also his duty to control the loading and unloading operations by collaborating and making deliveries. You work in different environments: dirty, dusty, slippery, wet, in the open air, using ladders, trolleys, forklifts, lifting weights and moving loads. The feet go from a semi static position to an abrupt solicitation in contact with often impervious terrain.

2) RISKS

Here is a list of the risks to your feet from which the best safety shoes for truck drivers must protect you:

  • slip on water, oils, mud, powders
  • heavy objects fall on the toes or instep during loading and unloading
  • crushing of toes by forklifts and vehicles
  • ankle sprains

As you can see, there are several situations where you run the risk of getting hurt. Working in safety is your right and your duty, so you need to get a good pair of safety shoes for your type of work, and consciously choose the model that protects you more but is also comfortable.

In the specific case we recommend you to choose ankle shoes, possibly water resistant, because they protect you against splashes of water, but if you think you need more breathable shoes then opt for a non water resistant upper. We have also selected for you shoes with a look and brand totally linked to the automotive world.

3) WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDED SAFETY SHOES?

The best safety shoes for truck drivers recommended by SafetyShoesToday are:

 

Once you have chosen, among the many models, the one that best suits your needs, you will work in greater safety.

I assure you that you will use the right safety shoes, you will have a better work experience.

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Robert Frog
I was born in London in 1975 and still live here. I could define myself, summing up in a few words my long working career, a great expert in the field of foot and foot problems. Immediately after graduating in Motor Science I started working in an orthopaedics in which orthotics were made to measure for people with foot problems. In 1999 I was hired as Key Account Manager in a well-known chain of safety footwear and other personal protective equipment. Among my clients I had several industries, which I visited regularly to understand the needs of workers, both in terms of protection and comfort. During these years I have consolidated my knowledge on foot problems. Furthermore, I studied carefully the products I proposed: attending courses, participating in trade fairs and, often, accepting the invitation of manufacturers to visit the factories. I was thus able to observe closely the techniques and materials used to produce the best safety shoes. Since 2015 I have been collaborating with the PPE Academy for the content of Safety Shoes Today.

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