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How driver recognition and safety impacts all of us

How driver recognition and safety impacts all of us

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How driver recognition and safety impacts all of us

There are 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States transporting about $671 billion worth of manufactured and retail goods annually. Add the people involved in the trucking companies, warehouses and private sector and there are 8.9 million people employed in trucking-related jobs.

Driver turnover at an all-time high

Driver turnover at big motor carriers rose to 95 percent in the third quarter of 2017. An improving economy and increased freight transportation due to more online shopping is causing fierce competition for drivers. This combined with long hours, low pay and tough working conditions all contribute to high turnover and more inexperienced and unengaged drivers on the road than ever.

Driver engagement is not just the concern of the Transportation sector.

There were 6 million crashes in the US in 2014, with 4,311 fatal crashes involving a large truck and 745 drivers killed. Improving safety and engagement in transportation is important for everyone travelling in the country.

  • Drivers on the road for more than 8 hours have twice the risk of crashing
  • Distracted drivers are 23x more likely to have an accident

Drivers who stay longer and stay safer, protect themselves, the public and their company’s bottom line....  MORE>>>

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