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Trucking Accident Statistics & Prevention

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

trucking accidentsOne of the core values of Bay & Bay Transportation is to provide safe and reliable transportation services to our clients. As such, we cannot stress safety enough when out on the road. We constantly invest in advanced equipment and technology to keep our drivers safe and able to return to their families. Unfortunately, accidents still happen.

In 2012, 333,000 large trucks – those weighing more than 10,000 pounds – were involved in traffic accidents. Fatalities increased 4% from the previous year. Typically, these fatalities were the result of multiple vehicle accidents. A recent example of this would be the 193 car pileup on I-94 in Michigan earlier this year.

Most accidents occurred when both the large truck and the other driver were on a straight-away. The rest of the time, one or both vehicles were turning or negotiating a curve. According to a study by the Department of Transportation, drivers of large trucks were far less likely to have had a previous license suspension than were passenger car drivers. Of all the states that drivers travel through, Texas is among the most likely to have a large truck involved in the accident.

The statistics about trucking accidents in the United States can be shocking. The safety of our employees, our company family, is of the highest priority to us. We frequently send out safety reminders to our drivers, especially during periods of inclement weather. We stress the basics of safety, like sharing the road. No matter your experience, it never hurts to review safety rules, but it can hurt to ignore them.

At Bay & Bay Transportation, we have also invested in safety training methods that take the risk out of maneuvering out of tricky situations. Instead of learning the theory of driving in a snow storm, our driving simulator helps drivers prepare by giving them “real life” experience in handling icy situations while on the road. Though it’s impossible to exactly replicate conditions with other drivers, the simulator provides a life-like experience and grades your response.

Keeping our drivers safe and providing quality transportation services are two of the main components that have made Bay & Bay Transportation one of the best fleets to drive for in North America. To view our newest openings, check out our Drivers Opportunities.

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