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TRUCK DRIVER SUFFOCATES WHEN ENGULFED WHILE CLEARING JAMMED WOODCHIPS BEING UNLOADED FROM AN OPEN TOP TRAILER WITH A MOVABLE FLOOR UNLOADING SYSTEM

THE TRUCK OPERATOR The 47-year-old experienced male truck driver had been employed by a wholesale mulch company for 10 years. The company had locations in multiple states, resulting in interstate driving. The day before the incident, he ...Read More

SURVEY RESULTS HIGHLIGHT LONG-HAUL TRUCK DRIVER SAFETY ISSUES

More than 1 in 3 long-haul truck drivers (LHTDs) had at least one truck crash at work during their career, according to results made available from the 2010 national survey of LHTDs conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Heal...Read More

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April rates report: All three segments climb for first time in a year

Monday, May 02, 2016

The upswings are bright spots in an abysmal showing since last spring, with all three segments posting rate declines nearly each month since peaking last June.

Fatalities down, injuries way up. What gives?

Monday, May 02, 2016

FMCSA's report says that the number of trucks involved in fatal accidents decreased 5 percent in 2014. The only problem is a conflicting statistic: Injuries in truck-involved wrecks increased by 21 percent. I asked around for explanations.

Truckers Against Trafficking: Local, state partnerships extend growing effort

Monday, May 02, 2016

Truckers Against Trafficking has launched new partnerships with state and local governments, detailed in recent story that also highlights trucker and 2015 Harriet Tubman award winner Kevin Kimmel.