According the US-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), large truck crashes reached their highest level in 29 years in 2017 with 4,761 fatalities reported, a 9% rise from the 2016 figure. It is a damning statistic for the trucking sector, and whilst truck deaths account for a smaller portion of fatal collisions overall—13% in the USA and 15% in Europe—the victims of said crashes are normally in passenger cars, which can weigh some 20 times less. For fleets, addressing truck safety is a matter of public safety….
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