Safety isn't just a buzzword in the trucking industry — it's a lifestyle. It has to be, for a reason more than familiar to military veterans: neglecting safety comes with consequences. Fortunately, veterans transitioning into trucking will find a familiar — and enduring — commitment to safety. The statistics prove it.
According to the American Trucking Associations, the number of truck-involved fatalities fell 28% between 2001 and 2010. The number of truck-involved injuries fell 39% during the same period, outpacing improvements made by all vehicles. Altogether, trucks have overall crash rates less than half that of other vehicles.
The numbers are even more impressive considering a 75% increase in the number of registered large trucks between 1991 and 2010. Every day, the drivers of those trucks travel millions of miles, facing challenges like careless motorists and fluctuating weather conditions.
A combination of factors contributes to safety progress made in the industry, including better equipment and technology. Ultimately, it comes down to each driver making safety a top priority, and working for a company that never compromises that commitment.
For example, Schneider, an industry leader for nearly 80 years and the top military friendly trucking employer, has a core value of "safety first and always." No freight matches the value of a human life, and Schneider's policies reflect that.
Learn more about Schneider's commitment to safety, and why those with a military background chose Schneider by visiting schneiderjobs.com or calling 800-44-PRIDE. Then, find your perfect military-friendly trucking career at military.com.