Road safety is a top concern among truck drivers.
Truck drivers led all occupations in workplace fatalities in 2015.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers had the most workplace fatalities of all occupations in 2015. In total, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers had 745 fatal work injuries during the year. Roadway fatalities were up 9 percent in 2015 over 2014 to 1,264 fatal work injuries, and 629 of these fatalities involved a semi, tractor-trailer or tanker truck, the report states. The number of workplace fatalities in 2015 was the highest since 2008.