Experts discuss possible future risks for truckers

From Transport Topics.

A panel of experts discussed the safety challenges and opportunities that exist for truckers out on the road today, including how emerging technologies both promise improvements but also raise questions.

“When we look at the crash figures, we have to look at all of the crashes, and that includes car crashes,” said Sean Garney, co-director of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, during an Oct. 24 panel exploring some of the trucking industry’s emerging safety risks during American Trucking Associations’ 2022 Management Conference & Exhibition.

“As an industry, I think we’re actually doing pretty good,” Garney said. “Our future risk is learning how to interact with all of those other people around us.”

Over the past year, data shows driver attention behind the wheel has improved significantly, but speeding violations have been on the rise, said Gary Johnson, director of safety services for Lytx. According to Johnson, in 2022 versus 2021, drowsy driving has decreased by 18% but posted speed violations have increased 19%.

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