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Engineering students develop hand-hold safety grip for truckers


January 13, 2021

By Steve Lundeberg

Oregon State University Writer

Students in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have helped the trucking industry get a handle on a longstanding safety problem: drivers slipping and falling while exiting or entering their cab.

Led by Arthur Wells, a master’s student in mechanical engineering researcher John Parmigiani’s Prototype Development Lab, two three-person teams of undergraduate students created an after-market device that gives drivers something to hold onto when getting into or out of their cab.

The five-sided grip, roughly two-thirds the size o...

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