USA- Truck drivers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Hundreds of drivers tragically lose their lives every year while working as truckers. The number of deadly truck accidents has continued to increase annually. Between 2011 and 2016, the number of deaths rose by 17.3 percent.*
Inattentiveness and distracted driving create many risks on the road. Driver fatigue is also a major concern that workers in this industry must contend with on a regular basis.
Some complain that the regulations placed on the industry are not working to improve worker safety. More training should be mandatory, and vehicles should undergo more crash-testing. Drivers are on the road for extended stretches of time.
Trucking made the list of the top ten most deadly jobs in the nation. The rate is 24.7 deaths per every 100,000 drivers. Logging, fishing, and aircraft pilots all faced higher rates of fatal work-related incidents. However, trucker deaths are increasing each year.
Some speculate that improving economic conditions led to more miles traveled by truckers, and more vehicles on the roads in general. The rise in miles traveled could explain part of the increase in trucker deaths. Surveys indicate that drivers are continuing to feel less safe while working. Electronic logging of driver hours is one way the industry is trying to ensure that workers are not traveling even longer shifts than they are permitted to by law.
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