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Fleet Safety Tip of the Week: Securing Your Truck Load

March 25, 2013

Each year nationwide, vehicle-related road debris causes approximately 25,000 crashes and 80-90 fatalities, the AAA Foundation estimates. Unsecured cargo can easily become a lethal hazard if it’s hurled from the truck bed while the vehicle is traveling at a high speed. Roughly 63% of fatal crashes involving vehicle-related road debris occur on roads with speed limits of 55 mph or higher, compared with 27% of fatal crashes overall, the AAA Foundation said.

Here’s some video advice (above), produced by the Washington State Department of Ecology, which you can pass along to your drivers as a friendly reminder.

Click here for even more tips, offered by Don’t Trash Arizona. 

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  1. 1. Gio [ March 28, 2013 @ 12:03PM ]

    A recent study done by the NHTSA found that in 2010 there were 51,000 crashes due to road debris/unsecured loads; almost 10,000 injured, 440 known fatalities. This is a drastic difference and nearly double what the AAA found in 2004.

    Learn more on the topic at www.TieItDown.com

 

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