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Distracted driving: What drivers who crash are looking at

By Pulltarps Mfg | August 2, 2021

Story by Alex Lockie | www.ccjdigitial.com

Distracted driving kills. It causes injuries and delays. From a coaching perspective, it holds back drivers and fleets from their full potential and damages the image of trucking and logistic across society. Most disturbingly, distracted driving has jumped during the pandemic, and now poses an even greater risk to fleets.

A new report from Omnitracs analyzed the company’s the SmartDrive database from more than 29 billion driving miles events and accompanying telematics data across truck drivers to present a comprehensive picture of what’s distracting drivers, and what the consequences are. The analysis included in-cab video data to determine when a driver became distracted.