Latest IIHS Status Report shows that, “Safety defects and long hours contribute to large truck crashes”

The IIHS just published the results of their study of large trucks and crash risks. Topics covered include:

  • Vehicle violations raise crash risk: Having vehicle defects of any type raised crash risk.
  • Tired truckers and short-haul exemption are factors:  Although short-haul drivers must comply with federal rules on work and rest times, they don’t have to record their service hours.

Read more here: Safety defects and long hours contribute to large truck crashesStatus Report, Vol. 51, No. 10 | December 8, 2016

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