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Truck-related fatalities are on the decline

Although collisions related to trucks in Ontario have increased recently, resulting in higher costs for insurance companies, provincial figures show that fatalities have actually decreased.

The latest data from Ontario’s Transportation Ministry found that the number of truck-related fatalities on provincial highways is falling – down 3% between 2010 and 2014. This is despite the fact that the number of trucks on the road climbed by 12% over the same period.

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) hopes to address both mechanical issues and driver error to further reduce collision casualties. The OTA has proposed that the provincial government makes electronic trucker driving logs mandatory to help improve the roads.