Evidence Report: Diabetes and Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Safety (Expedited Review)

Of all occupations in the United States, workers in the trucking industry experience the third highest fatality rate, accounting for 12 percent of all worker deaths. About two-thirds of fatally injured truck workers were involved in highway crashes. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 137,144 non-fatal crashes involving a large truck in 2005. Of these, 59,405 were crashes that resulted in an injury to at least one individual, for a total of 89,681 injuries. In 2004, 4,862 large trucks were involved in fatal accidents for a total of 5,190 fatalities. The purpose of this evidence report is to examine the relationship between diabetes mellitus and the risk for a motor vehicle crash.

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    ECRI Evidence-based Practice Center

    5200 Butler Pike
    Plymouth Meeting, PA  United States  19462

    MANILA Consulting Group, Incorporated

    1420 Beverly Road, Suite 220
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2006-9-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Evidence Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 242p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01108890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2008 4:00PM