September 27, 2016

Truck Driver: One of America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

According to a recent federal report, truck drivers face one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. While logging workers topped the list with almost 111 fatal injuries on the job per 100,000 workers, truck drivers and other drivers ranked #8 with almost 25 on-the-job fatalities per 100,000 with a total number of 880 fatalities in 2015. Drivers accounted for a disproportionate share of the year’s 4,821 fatal workplace injuries. What makes truck driving such a dangerous job? Several factors are at work. Low Pay and Long Hours Truck drivers drive for up to 14 hours a day...