Seizure Disorders and Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Safety (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)

November 30, 2007 | Evidence Reports


Available through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website Commercial driving is a hazardous occupation. The trucking industry has the third highest fatality rate (12 percent of all occupation-related deaths) in the U.S. About two-thirds of fatally injured truck workers were involved in highway crashes. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), there were 137,144 non-fatal crashes involving a large truck in 2005. In addition, 59,405 of those crashes resulted in an injury to at least one individual, for a total of 89,681 injuries; and 4,932 of all crashes caused 5,215 fatalities. The purpose of this evidence report is to address several key questions posed by the FMCSA. FMCSA carefully formulated each of these key questions so that its answer will provide information necessary for updating its report, “Conference on Neurological Disorders and Commercial Drivers.”

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