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Deaths in trucking reach 6-year high

Though the deadly work injury rate for motorists is not as high when it comes to occupations such as logging, the rate is still 7X the national average and the overall number is much higher than any other civilian task in the united state, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) performed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Stats. Deadly work injuries due to transport occurrences made up 40 percent of fatal work environment injuries in 2014. Within the transport occasion category, highway events made up 57 percent of the deadly work injury overall in 2014 Transport and product moving professions made up the biggest share (28 %) of fatal occupational injuries of any occupation group. Deadly work injuries in this group increased 3 percent to 1,289 in 2014. Truck motorist deaths in 2014 hit their greatest total in six years, according to initial data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) performed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Stats. In general, an initial overall of 4,679 deadly work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2013, a boost of 2 % over the modified count of 4,585 fatal work injuries in 2013. In 2014, deadly work injuries due to transport occurrences were somewhat greater from the year prior to and represented 40 % of fatal work environment injuries (see slide 2, above). Within the transport event category, street events constituted 57 % of the fatal work injury overall in 2014 (slide 3). (BLS noted that highway event counts are expected to rise when upgraded 2014 information is released in the late spring of 2016 because vital source documentation detailing certain transportation-related events has actually not yet been gotten.) Transport and material moving occupations accounted for the biggest share (28 %) of deadly occupational injuries of any profession group. Fatal work injuries in this group increased 3 % to 1,289 in 2014, the greatest overall since 2008, the report said. (Slide 4) Drivers/sales workers …
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Study: How 3 small fleets approach detention time/pay management

A lot has actually happened in fleets’ favor over the previous couple years relative to collecting detention from carriers and receivers, thanks to improved communication and tight ability industrywide. “Drivers and truck lines used to obtain simply badly abused” at the docks, says Todd Amen, president of owner-operator monetary providers ATBS. Today, nevertheless, detention-rate settlements have swung more in carriers’ favor, thanks to the “lack of truck capacity has given truck lines enough guts to go for it,” Amen says. That’s especially true for fleets utilizing electronic logs and telematics systems. “When ability’s tight,” negotiating leverage “changes pretty quick,” Amen says. J.B. Hunt (No. 5 in the CCJ Top 250) this year launched its “660 minutes” white paper in the evident hope that clients would take the value of a motorist’s time to heart. The paper mentions small-business banking firm BB&T’s research that states out of the 11 daily driving hours (660 minutes) enabled by the hours-of-service guideline, an average of only 6.5 hours are spent carrying freight. The majority of the rest is spent on empty driving time, waiting on inflexible appointments and time invested at the shipper or receiver to load and unload. (Participants to a poll performed by CCJ sister publication Overdrive showed less severe results more recently– only 10 percent of participants reported balancing less than eight hours driving.) The paper laid out these techniques to shippers and receivers for handling lost driving hours: Frequently, added Amen, the problem of detention can be masked in combined company driver/owner-operator fleets without ensured detention pay, where leased owner-operators quickly learn the issue customers and refuse to haul their freight, Amen states. In a mixed owner-operator/company-driver fleet, “the carrier may wind up putting it on a business truck, and expenses are actually concealed.” The goal of any detention pay contract ought …
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