CORRECTING and REPLACING & REPLACING GRAPHIC Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads for Truck Drivers in the U.S. Presented by Zonar

Infographic shows the most accident-heavy roads for operators to keep
drivers safe during the holidays

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TOP 10 MOST DANGEROUS ROADS FOR TRUCK DRIVERS IN THE U.S. PRESENTED
BY ZONAR

Infographic shows the most accident-heavy roads for operators to keep
drivers safe during the holidays

Just ahead of the holiday driving rush Zonar,
the leader in smart fleet management technology, shared the top
10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers
. On average
during the holiday season, there are approximately 36 percent more
vehicles on the road. With higher traffic, changing weather conditions
and decreased sunlight due to Daylight Savings ending, truck drivers and
anyone planning to get on the road this winter are at even more risk of
getting into an accident.

“Look around any room and you’ll find the majority of the things you see
and use are there because of the approximately 3.5 million truck drivers
on the road at any given time. With more people behind the wheel during
the holidays, we want to make sure everyone knows which routes require a
bit more caution driving through,” says Gary Schmidt, vice president,
business solutions at Zonar. “While we offer solutions that help fleets
and vehicles improve their performance, stay compliant and increase
efficiencies, our top priority when designing any product is to ensure
that everyone on the road stays safe – whether you’re a truck
driver headed cross country or a family on a road trip to Thanksgiving
dinner.”

Zonar, which creates solutions that collects data from a wide variety of
vehicles including trucks, school buses and construction equipment,
provides drivers and managers with the information and analysis needed
to better navigate any course and safely manage passengers and cargo.
Knowing which stretches of road are the most dangerous for trucks (in
terms of total accidents) can help operators and fleet managers
potentially decrease their chances of getting into an accident and help
keep other drivers safe – by adjusting their routes or schedules,
varying driving times and loads, or increasing inspections and
checkpoints. According to the US Department of Transportation, the top
ten most dangerous roads for truck drivers based on total accident
volume between 2013-2016 are:

                                   
      Road                     State      
      I-10                     Alabama      
      I-95                     Florida      
     

HWY-75

                    Idaho      
      I-40                     Arkansas      
      US-1                     Florida      
     

M-20

                    Michigan      
      I-80                     Colorado*      
     

HWY-5

                    Colorado      
      I-70                     Maryland      
     

SC-35

                    South Carolina      
                             

Additional findings include:

  • The increased volume of drivers on the road during the holidays are
    comprised of private passenger cars (23%), delivery fleets (10%) and
    people-carrier traffic such as rented buses and shuttles (3%).
  • More than half the trucks involved in accidents were found to have at
    least one vehicle defect; 30 percent of these were found to be
    directly caused by equipment failure including brake, tire, light and
    transmission failure as well as vehicle overload.
  • Adverse weather caused 14.7 percent of accidents, with rain as the
    most common cause (72.6 percent) as well as fog (12.5 percent) and
    snow (10.12 percent).

For more details on the survey findings, see the attached
infographic, view it
here
or contact Zonar. All data provided is based on US Department of
Transportation findings.

*Reported accidents occurred on an off-ramp between Nebraska/Colorado
state line.

About Zonar

Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management solutions
throughout vocational, pupil, mass transit and commercial trucking
industries. Zonar helps fleets of all sizes maximize the use of their
assets with technology solutions dedicated to improving compliance,
efficiency, maintenance, ridership visibility, safety and tracking.
Zonar is headquartered in Seattle and majority-owned by technology
company Continental. For more information about Zonar Systems, go to www.zonarsystems.com.

Contacts

Zonar Systems
Ben Hohmann, 206-455-9072
ben.hohmann@zonarsystems.com