Catching up to swift , a race to the crash.

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by asphaltreptile311, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Medium Load Member

    Jun 16, 2016
    Swift unsurprisingly takes the Cake on number of accidents , but Un-predictable swerving (UPS) and fedwreckers are gaining some speed . Once the 2019 report comes out we will know . Screenshot_20191213-025948~2.png Screenshot_20191213-025928~2.png Screenshot_20191213-025936~2.png
  2. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Medium Load Member

    Apr 21, 2015
    Logistics of mail packages very time critical , so now when ELD in effect you really have to step on gas to make delivery on time . We need to look on end of 2020 to see if ELD's helping with safety ...
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  3. Chubby Fly

    Chubby Fly Light Load Member

    Nov 25, 2019
    This isn’t really a good statistical analysis. You are comparing swift to 2 different types of transport company’s. Swift operates tractors only and is the largest with more vehicles than its competitors. If you have that many more vehicles, you are gonna be involved in more accidents. That’s the key word of the data you included. “Involved”. Which means half of those could be the other drivers fault
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  4. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

    Dec 15, 2018
    Champaign, IL
    I'm surprised FedEx' numbers are that low. It's not surprising, though, that there crash numbers have increased in direct correlation to how many more white Volvos they've added to their o/o fleet.
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  5. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

    Aug 19, 2012
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    Very good point as it stands to reason the more vehicles a company operates the likelihood of having more accidents. It looks like the accident ratios between Swift and UPS and FedEx are drastically different. You don’t see many 25,30,40 and 50 year safe drivers at Swift.
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  6. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    The numbers show drivers need more time to drive safely. Looks like the companies need to learn about driving in real time and not the old way of just picking an average speed and telling driver you HAVE to make it.

    That was an old trick the companies liked to play on paper logs. Instead of admitting they book loads to tight. They would say you have drive faster and longer hours.
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  7. Luse

    Luse Medium Load Member

    Nov 8, 2010
    Middle of nowhere Montana


    1st define involed

    I was a swift driver and only had one wreak that was not my fault a drunk driver crossed the medium and Unfortunately I was in the wrong place at the wrong time...and I could not avoid the car....

    Long story short he had to get medevac by helicopter to hospital and both my truck and his car was towed. ... so I was "involved"

    And those statistic numbers dont tell the whole story how many million miles per involved accident...

    How many was the fault of the truck driver...
    But you're cherry picking statistic that fit you're assumptions run with it I guess...
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2019
  8. Luse

    Luse Medium Load Member

    Nov 8, 2010
    Middle of nowhere Montana
    Well to be fair you dont see that with 99.9% of any OTR companies....
  9. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Medium Load Member

    Oct 23, 2018
    That is just FedEx freight I think.
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  10. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Medium Load Member

    Oct 23, 2018
    Don't where you found those statistics but this is safer.web
    1570 is Swift last 24 months

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