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  • Women drivers safer than men, ATRI finds

    August 1, 2018 10:07AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way remain the top two driving behaviors that predict future crashes, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) says. And when it comes to a battle of

  • Crash spike leads to call for vigilance

    July 12, 2018 11:17AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario’s Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is calling on drivers and employers to be “more vigilant” in the wake of an increase in fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles. Citing figures from the Ontario Provincial Police, it

  • Trucking contributes to 14% of all work-related crash claims: WorkSafe BC

    February 20, 2018 6:39PM by Truck News

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Motor vehicle incidents (MVI) are the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in British Columbia, according to WorkSafe BC. The agency says work-related MVI’s account for one-third of all work-related traumatic deaths in the province. In an

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    U.S. fatalities in truck crashes up slightly in 2013

    January 16, 2015 12:00AM by Allan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fatal crashes involving large trucks were up slightly from 2012 to 2013, according to numbers crunched by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

    Although fewer truck occupants were killed in crashes (691 in 2013, compared to 697 in 2012), and fewer occupants of other vehicles too, there was a spike in the deaths of non-occupants, leading to an overall 0.5% increase in the number of people killed in crashes involving large trucks.

    According to the NHTSA report, which you can read here , the number of non-occupants killed during a large-truck crash increased by 13 percent (49 people) from 2012 to 2013.

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    The Machine Behind the Wheel

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    How safe are Canada’s trucks? And what do we do about the ones that aren’t?

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    Safest Year Ever

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Passenger Service: State troopers ride-along with truckers in crash study

    Trucks have always been less crash-prone than other vehicles. But why now, more than ever?

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    Driver distraction has big impact on truck crashes

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Driver distraction – from cell phone use to dispatching devices – was involved in 100 percent of commercial vehicles crashes, according to a recent study.

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    Truck critics group says FMCSA a ‘failure’ on safety

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON — The number of truck-related fatalities on U.S. highways hasn’t budged in recent years, a group of long-time trucking critics stated at a press conference.