Amid the seemingly never-ending controversies over hours-of-service rules and similar issues, it’s worth pointing out some positive news about trucker safety.
A recent survey by the FMCSA revealed that 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers used seat belts last year, a 4-percent spike from the previous year and a 14-percent increase since 2007.
That comes on top of news last month that truck-related traffic fatalities have fallen to an all-time low. Released by the American Trucking Association, the analysis represented a drop of 14 percent -- and the lowest rate since the federal government began compiling such data in 1975.
So give yourselves a pat on the back, truckers.
And thank you for all you drivers do to increase safety in trucking – which allows more truckers and 4-wheelers to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday.
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