According to 2017 data released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 415,000 total crashes by large trucks in 2015 – a four-year high). Of those, 83,000 (20%) resulted in injury and 3,598 (.87%) in fatalities. As fleets place greater emphasis on safety, technologies like GPS fleet tracking are being implemented to provide a direct line of sight into how drivers are performing while on duty. Not only does this allow increased visibility into behaviors like harsh braking, cornering or aggressive starts, but provides fleet managers with the tools and resources to correct and coach drivers and reward those already engaging in safe, positive performance. Having safe drivers on the road will help reduce overall road accidents and help individual fleets keep their drivers safe and reduce insurance rates and premiums, saving them money.
SOURCE: 2017 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics (Department of Transportation, FMCSA):