DRIVER TURNOVER: THE LEADING CAUSE OF TRUCK ACCIDENT FREQUENCY

A six-year study of DOT Reportable Accidents (1985-1990) indicated that over half of all occurrence, injuries, and fatalities involved truck drivers who had been employed with their respective motor carriers for one year or less on the date of the accident. The accidents analyzed involved a fatality, an injury, or more than $4,400 in property damage. The study results are reported for the following five groups: (I) Truck action (22 types) vs frequency/severity for 198,109 (all) accidents in database; (II) Truck action where the cargo was "General Freight" only vs frequency/severity for 62,402 accidents in database; (III) Truck cargo (16 types) vs frequency/severity for 197,792 accidents in database; (IV) Truck cargo for "Overturn" only vs frequency/severity for 17,986 accidents in database; and (V) Truck cargo for "Ran Off Road" only vs frequency/severity for 12,103 accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Motor Carrier Safety Services, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 10673
    Gladstone, MO  United States  64118
  • Authors:
    • Feeney, J
  • Publication Date: 1995-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1996 12:00AM