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Speeding & Fatalities: Connect the Dots for Your Truck Drivers

Why it’s important for Texas employers to reiterate this message to their drivers: Slow down.

In 2017, at least one driver-related factor was recorded for 32% of fatality incidents involving large trucks, and speeding was the most frequently noted factor in fatal crashes involving trucks and cars, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. More than 21% of all large-truck drivers involved in fatal crashes had at least one prior speeding conviction, nearly the same number as that of passenger car drivers involved in fatal crashes, according to an independent study on fatal truck crashes.