When An Emergency Happens, Are Your Drivers And Employees Prepared?


No motor carrier ever wants to be involved in a vehicle-related incident or be pulled into a fraudulent claim. However, due to the high-risk nature of the transportation industry and our current litigious environment, both can happen.

If you disagree, consider a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2020, vehicle miles traveled decreased about 13.2 percent, but the fatality rate per million miles increased 23 percent compared to 2019. The NHTSA study also found the following:

  • Occupant ejections were up 20 percent;
  • Crashes on urban interstates were up 15 percent;
  • Speeding-related crashes were up 11 percent;
  • Rollover crashes were up 9 percent; and
  • Police-reported alcohol involvement crashes were up 9 percent.