A coalition of freight and logistics firms recently testified before Congress on the urgent need for improved trucking standards and safety, noting that while large trucks our indispensable to our economy – they’re killing us.
In the last year reported per federal data, there were 415,000 large truck accidents, within which:
- 4,761 people died
- More than 600 truck drivers were killed
- 148,000 were injured.
Further, more truckers were killed in 2017 crashes than in any other year in the past decade.
In recent testimony before the House’s Infrastructure Sub-Committee on Highways and Transit. The trucking Alliance spoke at a hearing titled, “Under Pressure – the State of Trucking in America.” Members of the Trucking Alliance in a prepared statement said the greatest pressure on the trucking industry should be on reducing these truck crashes and the deaths and injuries that result. Continue reading