COVID-19 Presents Special Challenges for Truckers, Commercial Drivers

More people staying home and driving less during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a drop in the number of accidents, but new data suggests that emptier roads may actually be more dangerous to those who are driving on them. With this in mind, companies that have drivers who are plying the roads now have special issues to contend with during this unprecedented time. And because of a rule suspension for long-haul truckers, there could be a rise in truck accidents due to fatigued drivers. Preliminary data from the National Safety Council shows the fatality rates per miles driven increased…

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