Truck Driver Shortage in US + Canada . Statistics show that there is a shortage of truck drivers for the year 2019. Currently, Canada reports being short around 25,000 truck drivers while the US reports a whopping shortage of around 60,000 drivers. This is predicted to increase over the next few years.
Truck driver safety, and the safety of other drivers on the road, is of utmost importance. The good news is that the Large Truck Fatal Crash Rate has steadily declined by 74% from 1980 to 2014. However, there are still 500,000 truck accidents every year, although only approximately 16% of those are caused by truck driver fault.
Although, there are federal and state laws that need to be followed by truckers, in order to be able to carry a gun. Large carrier companies, well at least most of them may not even allow their drivers to carry a gun while they are on the road. A reason being that jail time can be faced is a gun is found in the truck.
Primary Liability Insurance This insurance helps compensate any third parties that suffer a financial loss, injury or death due to an accident with the truck. This insurance is mandatory and required by federal regulations. Usually, the primary liability also covers the driver from injuries and death in case of an accident.
The primary benefit of drop and hook loads for truck drivers is the reduced physical demand. When you are loading and unloading freight, it involves heavy lifting or the operation of a manual pallet jack or via forklift. Drivers are at risk for back strain, fatigue, or getting injured by warehousing equipment as in the case of forklift operation.
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