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Fatal Accidents

Motor vehicle crashes and falls remained the leading causes of preventable death on the job in 2018, as preventable and unintentional workplace deaths continue their rise in recent years, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Truck Writers of North America Donate Final Funds

The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA), a professional organization dedicated to producing trucking industry information, has donated most of its remaining funds to truckersfinalmile, a charitable organization that offers assistance to North American truck drivers.

The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless properly trained.

USA Today Finds Drivers Being Overworked at Ports

Drivers may be working shifts of up to 20 hours per day for six days a week at two major Southern California ports, sometimes contributing to fatal accidents, according to a report in USA Today – but port trucking companies say the story is misleading.

Canadian Utility Grounds Helicopters After Crash

Hydro One, one of the largest electric utilities in Canada, grounded its helicopter fleet after four workers crashed while completing work on a transmission tower. Helicopters will remain grounded until the cause of the crash is determined.

How ELDs Could Cut the High Cost of 'Crash Harm'

A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.