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Zonar Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads for Truckers

November 14, 2017

Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Zonar created the graphic ahead of the holiday season when, on average, there are approximately 36% more vehicles on the road. Higher traffic combined with bad weather conditions and shorter daylight, puts truck drivers at a higher risk of an accident during the holiday season, according to Zonar. The company analyzes data from commercial vehicles to provide drivers and managers with information and analysis to better navigate and safely manage cargo and passengers.

“With more people behind the wheel during the holidays, we want to make sure everyone knows which routes require a bit more caution driving through,” says Gary Schmidt, vice president, business solutions at Zonar. “Our top priority when designing any product is to ensure that everyone on the road stays safe – whether you’re a truck driver headed cross country or a family on a road trip to Thanksgiving dinner.”

According to the Department of Transportation, the top 10 most dangerous roads for truck drivers based on total accident volume between 2013 -2016 are:

Road

State

I-10                                         Alabama
I-95Florida
HWY-75Idaho
I-40Arkansas
US-1Florida
M-20Michigan
I-80Border of Nebraska and Colorado
HWY-5Colorado
I-70Maryland
SC-35South Carolina

Comments

  1. 1. Tommy Rausch [ November 15, 2017 @ 03:53AM ]

    State Highway 5 in the U.S. state of Colorado is the highest paved road in North America. However, this is not a through highway; it is simply a scenic spur route to the summit of Mount Evans, altitude 14,264 feet. Heavy trucks do not travel on this road - it is closed from October 5th, 2017 to sometime in May, 2018. I would suggest doing more research before proclaiming that this road is "one of the most dangerous roads in the USA for truck drivers"

  2. 2. Lamar Sandburg [ November 15, 2017 @ 07:08AM ]

    I-80 Colorado? Again, more research is needed.

  3. 3. Tommy Molnar [ November 15, 2017 @ 03:45PM ]

    I've never heard of this "Zonar" company. Probably no drivers on their staff, as usual.

  4. 4. Mike Rogers [ November 17, 2017 @ 07:46AM ]

    This is clearly just a copy cat of this graphic that is spreading right now: https://www.teletracnavman.com/infographics/most-dangerous-roads-in-america

    Nice try.

 

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