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Truckers Report Most Dangerous States to Drive a Truck

July 10, 2020

USA- Truck driving is one of the most dangerous jobs in the county, according to BUSINESSINSIDER.COM. Driving in some places is more hazardous than in others, and some roads carry greater risks of collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that 2.4 percent of all roadway deaths are truck drivers. In some parts of the United States, truckers account for a greater percentage of traffic fatalities.

The deadliest state in which to operate a truck is North Dakota, where these drivers account for 8.8 percent of all crash deaths. The state has a high rate of work-related fatalities thanks in part to the oil industry. Transportation accidents are the leading cause of workplace deaths in North Dakota.

In Oklahoma and Colorado, bad weather can make for risky driving. Drivers who work in Colorado explain that they have to contend with risks like heavy winds and black ice that make for treacherous roadways. For some, it is worth avoiding the state entirely.

Texas also made the list for dangerous truck driving. The state  suffers from dangers created by flash floods. 

Alabama appears to create dangers in part because of driver fatigue. Truckers can travel up to eleven hours in a single stretch. One trucker pointed out that Alabama is a state many drivers reach at the end of an eleven-hour drive from many major cities. Logging trucks were also pointed to as a hazard on Alabama roads. 

In Nebraska, the high winds are enough to push a trailer over, leading to dangerous driving. 

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Category: Truck Accidents

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