- Over the past years, the accident RATE (accidents per million miles traveled) has fallen according to the U.S. Dept of Transportation. Truckers have a low intoxicated driving record; so low that the DOT actually reduced their testing requirements because the positive test results were almost zero!
- In addition, the trucking industry has grown dramatically in the last decade. The cheap transportation provided by trucks has helped increase the standard of living for every American. So whether you work in trucking or not, trucks help you live easier and more comfortably each and every day.
- Trucking doesn't have a safety problem, trucking has perception and image problems. The news media exaggerates on the "mystical" trucking industry's shortcomings to make sensational news stories. This shapes public opinion and the "good guys", which make up the majority of trucking, are never heard.