The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced the 2020 Trucking Safety Summit will be held virtually on August 5, 2020. The summit was initially being held at DOT headquarters in Washington, D.C. in March but it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Trucking Safety Summit will bring together state and federal officials, drivers, motor carriers, and safety advocacy groups with the goal of improving highway safety in order to reducing the number of truck fatalities.
FMCSA stated “Over the last three years (2016- 2018), fatal crashes involving large trucks increased 5.7 percent. This study will help FMCSA identify factors that are contributing to the growth in fatal large truck crashes, and in both injury and property damage only (PDO) crashes. These factors will drive new initiatives to reduce crashes on our nations roadways.”
FMCSA to hold virtual summit to address rising trucker deaths