In 2003 Schneider National examined its high-severity crashes and found well over half resulted from distracted driving.
Study found proportion of fatalities associated with driver distraction increased from 10 percent to 16 percent between 2005 and 2009.
Fatalities of large truck occupants dropped from 682 in 2008 to 503 in 2009, a 26 percent decline.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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