Distracted car drivers are a growing risk to safe truck drivers

From Fleet Owner.

Professional truck drivers hold one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. While more driver-assistance technology is making trucking safer, the biggest safety problem fleets face on the road is smaller than the trucks they operate: distracted passenger car drivers.

“As you all know, distracted driving is a serious, serious problem,” said Steve Fields, a professional truck driver for 36 years. “I would venture to say that for every 10 cars that pass me on the road today, they are doing something that is distracting. It’s alarming. It’s scary.”

Fields, who drives for Yellow (No. 7 on the 2022 FleetOwner 500: For-Hire), would know. He’s driven more than 3.5 million accident-free miles and is an America’s Road Team captain. He joined other industry leaders during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego last month to discuss emerging risks for fleets.

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