Carrier Connection: Improving Transportation

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Improving Transportation

On Friday, December 16th, 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2015. Truck drivers made the top of the list as the most dangerous occupation in 2015.  The report also noted that roadway fatalities were up 9% from the previous year. Early estimates in 2016 show a 10.4 percent increase over the number of fatal accidents in 2015.  In response to the increase in fatalities, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Safety Council have introduced a 30 year plan to eliminate traffic related deaths in the U.S. The Road to Zero Coalition will begin with proven safety techniques that include campaigns to increase seat belt use and truck safety as well as installing rumble strips. Behavioral issues will also be addressed such as distracted driving, drug and alcohol use and driving while fatigued. To view the entire article click here.

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