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Large truck crash deaths rise, several factors involved

Ohio residents should know that 2017 saw a 29-year high in the number of large truck crash fatalities according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The total came to 4,761 deaths with around 1,300 being the truckers themselves. This means that the remaining 72% were the passengers of other vehicles.

Truck drivers shouldn't work while tired

While many assume that there is a link between truck driver fatigue and the number of hours that they drive, this isn't the only factor that should be considered. In addition to complying with hours-of-service rules, it may also benefit Ohio drivers and others to receive fatigue management training. Drivers who know that they are tired are more likely to take steps such as requesting shorter trips or taking a quick nap during the day.

Operation Safe Driver Week set for July, speeding a top concern

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is known for its annual inspection sprees of commercial vehicles, but it also hosts an annual Operation Safe Driver Week event that affects both CMV drivers and passenger vehicle drivers. Ohio residents should know that this year's will take place from July 14 to 20.

Fatal truck crashes rise, and other drivers pay the price

Ohio drivers have good reason to be wary around large trucks because truck crashes are on the rise. Of the 34,439 fatal crashes that occurred across the U.S. in 2017, 4,079 involved at least one truck or bus according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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