Government, Business

Truck Drivers, Delivery Workers Incurred Highest Number of Fatalities in 2016

BLS report covers 2016 Truck driving remained one of the most dangerous occupations in 2016, BLS statistics show. (Truck PR)

Delivery workers and truck operators incurred the greatest number of fatal workplace injuries in 2016, according to a December report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2018
Safety, Autonomous

Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise, but Don’t Blame Texting

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. rose for the second straight year in 2016 despite a dip in crash deaths linked to distracted driving, according to data released by federal highway safety regulators.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2017
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Truck-Involved Crash Deaths Rise; Highest Total Since ’08, DOT Says

Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks rose 4.1% from 2014 to 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Aug. 29.

David Elfin and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
September 5, 2016
Government, Business

As Alabama Traffic Deaths Soar, 'We're Washing Blood Off Our Highways Every Day'


The following may sound like an exaggeration: "We're washing blood off our highways every day," said Cpl. Jess Thornton of the Alabama State Troopers.

Paul Gattis | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
September 1, 2016
Government, Business

Highway Fatalities Jumped 7.2% Last Year, DOT Says

Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

U.S. highway fatalities in 2015 jumped 7.2% to 35,092, an increase of 2,348 deaths from 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Aug. 29.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016
Government, Business

Traffic Deaths on the Rise as Distracted Drivers Roam the Roads

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

After years of tougher drunken-driving laws and a massive awareness campaign, the public's attitude about intoxicated motoring shifted and traffic fatalities decreased.

Robert McCoppin | Chicago Tribune
August 24, 2016
Government, Business

Traffic Deaths Jumped in 2015 by Biggest Percentage in Almost 50 Years


After dropping by 25% from 2005 to 2014, traffic fatalities in the United States rose 7.7% last year, according to preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fatal crashes involving large trucks were up 4%.

July 5, 2016
Government, Business

July 4 Weekend Traffic Deaths Seen Jumping to Highest Level Since 2008


U.S. traffic fatalities over the Independence Day weekend will probably climb this year to the most since 2008 as an improved economy and lower gas prices encourage more people to get behind the wheel, a safety group said.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2016
Government, Business

Traffic Deaths Jump by Most Since 1966, Safety Group Says

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Traffic fatalities increased in 2015 by an amount not seen in 50 years, alarming road safety advocates. The trend in Texas, which has the deadliest highways in the country, remained largely unchanged.

Dug Begley | Houston Chronicle
February 18, 2016
Government, Business

Traffic Deaths Rise 14% for First Half of the Year

Traffic deaths increased 14% in the first six months of the year according to data by the National Safety Council, the Associated Press reported.

August 17, 2015