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2018 Safety Stats: Hours of Service, ELDs, Distracted Driving

2018 Safety Stats: Hours of Service, ELDs, Distracted Driving

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2018 Safety Stats: Hours of Service, ELDs, Distracted Driving

Many states that have passed hand-held phone bans and texting bans provide for various exemptions for emergencies, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, state DOT employees, etc.

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2019 Safety Statistics: Private Fleet Safety and ELDs

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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.

2019 Safety Statistics: Fatal Truck Crashes

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Large truck drivers killed in fatal crashes rarely have high blood alcohol concentrations (BACs). For example, 4% of fatally injured large truck drivers in 2017 had BACs at or above 0.08%, down from 17% in 1982. For comparison, 29% of fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers in 2017 had BACs at or above 0.08%, down from 51% in 1982.By law, commercial motor vehicle drivers must use safety belts, according to Section 392.16 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. In 2017, there was a 0.1 percentage point decrease in the number of truck drivers in fatal crashes who were not wearing a safety belt.

2018 Truck Safety Stats: Accidents & Crashes

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Large truck crashes by operation classification have continued to increase from 2012 to 2016. But large truck fatal crashes has dramatically decreased since 1976.  In 2016 there were 37,461 total motor vehicle traffic-related fatalities.  

2018 Truck Safety Stats: Autonomous Legislation

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Since 2012, at least 41 states and D.C. have considered legislation related to autonomous vehicles, with 29 states enacting legislation. Nevada was the first state to allow autonomous Class 8 trucks.  

2018 Fleet Safety Stats: Rear-End & Parking Crashes

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Statistics covering driver accident rates for 2013-2018. In this report, we cover accidents by age of drivers, cell-phone use, seat-belt use, time of day, top five accident descriptions, accidents by day of the week, and accidents by weather type.

2016 Driver Scorecard

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Statistics covering driver behavior in 2016. This report analyzes the excessive idling, speeding, and aggressive acceleration of 80,000 vehicles. This report appeared as an article in the April 2017 issue of Automotive Fleet.

2016 Safety Statistics

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Statistics covering driver accident rates for 2011-2016. In this report, we cover accidents by age of drivers, cell-phone use, seat-belt use, time of day, top five accident descriptions, accidents by day of the week, and accidents by weather type.

2015 Driver Scorecard

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Statistics covering driver behavior in 2015. This report analyzes the excessive idling, fast cornering, speeding, harsh braking, and fast acceleration of 54,000 drivers. This report appeared as an article in the April 2016 issue of Automotive Fleet.

2015 Safety Statistics

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Statistics covering driver accident rates for 2010-2015. In this report, we cover accidents by age of drivers, cell-phone use, seat-belt use, time of day, top five accident descriptions, accidents by day of the week, and accidents by weather type.

2014 Safety Statistics

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Statistics covering driver accident rates for 2009-2014. In this report, we cover accidents by age of drivers, cell-phone use, seat-belt use, time of day, top five accident descriptions, accidents by day of the week, and accidents by weather type.

2013 Safety Statistics

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Statistics covering driver accident rates for 2007-2013. In this report, we cover accidents by time of day, fleet violation breakdown, age of drivers involved in accidents, cell-phone use, top five accident descriptions, accidents by day of the week, accidents by weather type, and average direct cost of an on-the-job crash.

2012 Safety Statistics

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Statistics covering driver accident rates for 2009-2012. In this report, we cover accidents by age of driver, top five accident descriptions, accidents by time of day, accidents by day of the week, accidents by weather type, seat-belt usage, cell-phone use, states that ban hand-held cell-phone use and texting, and driver tenure before the first accident (sales and service fleets).

2011 Safety Statistics

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Statistics covering driver accident rates for 2007-2011. In this report, we cover accidents by age of driver, frequency of cell-phone use, truck accidents by time of day, weather conditions for class 4-6 truck accidents, technology use, impaired driving, and multi-tasking while driving.

2010 Safety Statistics

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Statistics covering driver accident rates for 2007-2010. In this report, we cover accidents by day of the week, driver tenure (sales fleets and service fleets), age of drivers involved in accidents, technology usage while driving, and company tenure before the first accident. We look at usage of mobile devices while driving and multi-tasking while driving.