The Relationships Among Roadway Safety Management Practices, Collision Rates, and Injury Rates Within Company Fleets

Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities for all industries combined. They comprise the majority of workplace fatalities for occupations involved in transportation/material moving and are one of the leading causes of death for many occupations which involve driving, but where driving is not the primary job duty. Nonfatal work-related MVCs also have substantial injury and economic consequences for workers and employers. This study used data from 70 companies from a range of industries to assess the relationship between companies’ self-reported fleet safety management practices/policies and collision/injury metrics. Several practices were found to be statistically significantly related to collision/injury metrics, including mobile phone record checking, fatigue mitigation practices, provision of driver training, and collision response procedures. Implications of these findings and suggestions for future research are discussed.


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  • Accession Number: 01714953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2019 3:09PM