When a 75-ft, 80,000-lb 18-wheeler is involved in a collision, given the sheer size of the rig, even the most minor incident is likely to result in damage and injury. Whether the cause is debris on the road, poor driving conditions, fatigue, excess speed, mechanical failure or pressure to deliver goods within too-tight windows - the impact of truck-related crashes is significant.
Fortunately, the focus on safety is growing. New regulatory requirements are demanding higher levels of accountability. As they do, truckers, carriers and fleet owners are stepping up efforts to implement safety programs, train drivers and use new tools, technologies and programs to improve highway safety. One of the most effective ways of minimizing crashes and driving a focus on safety is to implement a safety-driven culture.
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