Based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a new study contends Wyoming is the most dangerous state for truckers in the nation. Oklahoma is ranked 20th according to transportation services Simplex.
Wyoming proves to be the most dangerous state for truck drivers, with 33 of the state’s 174 fatal vehicle crashes involving large trucks in the year of 2020. This equates to 18.97% of the state’s total crashes involving large trucks.
Following behind is Idaho with 16.33%, whereby 49 of 300 vehicles associated with a life-threatening crash involved trucks in the year of the study.
Nebraska’s roads make it the third most dangerous state for truck drivers, with a 15.92% truck-involved fatal crash rate in the year of the study. This translates to 53 large trucks out of 333 vehicles.
Oklahoma’s ranking as 20th most dangerous state was based on a 10.26% rate of fatal truck crashes, stated the study by Simplex, a transportation service offering comprehensive trucking company compliance solutions.
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