Len Dubois Trucking has always placed a high priority on the safety of our driving fleet and the motorists they share the roadways with. We are proud of our safety record and welcome participation in all safety-related checkpoints and educational operations developed by organizations like the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

Next week, from July 14th through 20th, the CVSA is organizing Operation Safe Driver Week, where they will be working with law enforcement across North America. While law enforcement will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles engaging in dangerous driving behaviours, the CVSA has selected speeding as the emphasis area of this year’s campaign.

Quick Facts About Highway Safety

  • In 2017, speeding was a contributing factor in 26 percent of all traffic fatalities, according to NHTSA. That’s 9,717 lives lost due to speeding.
  • During last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, 16,909 passenger vehicle drivers and 1,908 commercial motor vehicle drivers were issued citations for speeding. In addition, 17 commercial motor vehicle drivers and 714 passenger vehicle drivers were cited for driving too fast for the conditions.
  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, speeding has been a factor in more than a quarter of crash deaths since 2008.
  • According to FMCSA’s 2016 Large Truck and Bus Facts, speeding of any kind was the most frequent driver-related crash factor for drivers of commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles.

A 2015 study completed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contributed 94% of all traffic crashes to the people behind the wheel.

“For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities,” said CVSA President Chief Jay Thompson with the Arkansas Highway Police. “That is unacceptable, especially because it’s preventable. We will continue to educate the public on the dangers of speeding and we will identify individuals who are speeding on our roadways and may issue citations as a deterrent to future speeding tendencies and to affect diver behaviour.”

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviours. Operation Safe Driver Week is sponsored by CVSA, in partnership with FMCSA and with support from industry and transportation safety organizations. The initiative aims to help improve the behaviour of all drivers operating in an unsafe manner – either in or around commercial motor vehicles – through educational and traffic enforcement strategies to address individuals exhibiting high-risk driving behaviours.

Len Dubois Trucking operates with an expectation that its driving fleet will have zero violations. Ensuring that our team leaves the yard with late-model, well-maintained equipment and operates within the safety and compliance regulations of the industry is how we do our part to help keep the roadways safe for everyone to enjoy.

Source: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance