Monday, March 21, 2016

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Long-Haul Truck Drivers Face Significant Safety Issues

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – the federal agency that carries out research and recommends ways to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths – conducted a study recently that focused on long-haul truck drivers (LHTD) and the unique safety issues they face. This is the first time that a study has provided specific information about truck crashes, work-related injuries, work environments, driver training, attitudes and behavior. The key findings of the study, which was published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention journal, include the following statistics: A majority (68%) of non-crash injuries that involved time away from work, including for company drivers, were not reported to their employees. Seventy-three percent of drivers studied felt that their delivery deadlines did not allow for an appropriate amount of time, which may increase the incidence of violations such as speeding, driving while drowsy or during bad weather, and vi

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