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07 Feb '14

truck crash statistics by trucking gets social

Posted by Jacob Crudo

  • Brake Problems (29%)

  • Traveling too fast for conditions (23%)

  • Driver unfamiliar with roadway (22%)

  • Over the counter drug use by driver (17%)

  • Inadequate surveillance (14%)

  • Fatigue (13%)

  • Work pressure from carrier (10%)

  • Driver made illegal maneuver (9%)

  • Driver inattention (9%)

So let’s do the math – 41% of drivers reported minor fatigue, inattention or pressure from work! There are many drivers that are pushing hours to make a decent living, but it is so important to keep safe.

 

If you are feeling drowsy when you’re on the road. PULL OVER! Grab a red bull, coffee, or sugary snack to keep you alert and focus.