Private fleets report a DOT Recordable crash rate of 0.504 crashes per million miles, a slight increase from last year’s 0.49. This crash rate is roughly three times better than the industry average, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials, although the agency does not report an industry average crash rate for all motor carriers.
Since CVSA Out-of-Service criteria went into effect, less than 1% (30,082) of all driver inspections (3,647,994) have resulted in the driver being cited for operating without a required ELD or grandfathered AOBRD.
Walk-around inspections, dubbed Level II by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, are the most common type of inspection, according to FMCSA. They cover both vehicle and driver items, but don’t involve inspectors
crawling under the vehicle.
The number of models of zero-emission trucks, buses, and off-road equipment available globally is expected to double between the end of 2019 and 2023.
Spot rates were all about the old adage “what goes up must come down.” After strong growth in 2017 and 2018, rates in 2019 were sharply negative through mid-year before firming.
The pandemic could drive more fleets to consider emergency planning and has increased vehicle operating expenses for many fleets.
How has COVID-19 impacting truck fleets related to their business and overall number of loads? How might it have actually improved things?
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