- Father and son share a love of life on the road, even if it makes visits rare
- This driver always makes time to mentor the next generation — whether at home or on the road
- This driver helps rookie truckers learn the ropes
- Home-schooling in a truck means the country is a classroom
- This driver sees the world through Google Glass
- A career trucker brings his tales of the road to people in hospice
- How driver Paul Sedlak finds motivation to reach his fitness goals
- I Love Trucking: More than a job, driving is a way of life
- Big Rig Books: Driver delivers books to underprivileged kids
- Driver Chris Jackson captures moments of beauty on the road
Continued Safety Improvement
The truck-involved fatality rate had its largest year-to-year drop ever, declining by 12.3 percent, to 1.86 per 100 million miles in 2008, according to the the latest Vehicle Miles Traveled figures released by the Federal Highway Administration. It is the fifth consecutive year the fatality rate has improved.
“These latest figures underscore the trucking industry’s tremendous commitment to safety,” said Bill Graves, president and CEO of American Trucking Associations. “We continue to improve safety performance while operating under the Hours-of-Service rules.”
The number of injuries in truck-involved crashes also declined, falling by 11 percent.