Trucking Industry Driving Risk

Our findings include the five risky behaviours seen most often among trucking drivers, most improved driving behaviours, and insights on how trucking industry driving habits compare to those of other industries.

This data was captured from fleets of all sizes and types within the trucking industry, including for-hire, freight, long-haul and over-the-road fleets. Behaviours may appear on both the ‘most prevalent’ and ‘most improved’ lists. This demonstrates that even with significant improvement, fleets and drivers must stay vigilant and maintain awareness to keep those behaviours trending downwards.

Trucking Industry

Most Improved Driving Behaviours


Improvement in Following Distance


Improvement in Cellphone / Device Observed


Improvement in Late Response

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How Trucking Fleets stack up against other industries

Lytx compared the prevalence of behaviours seen in trucking fleets against behaviour averages of fleets across all of its other protected industries. Comparatively, trucking fleets stood out in the following areas:

Cellphone / device observed, which occurred 95% more often

Smoking which occurred 92% more often

About the findings

These insights were derived from Lytx’s proprietary database of trucking driving data, including 6.67 million risky trucking driving events captured last year.

For comparisons across industries, we calculated behaviour averages from our global database, which contains driving data from utilities, distribution, concrete, construction, services, transit, government and waste industries.

Our database maintains the fastest-growing proprietary database of professional driving data in the world, currently surpassing 200 billion kilometres of driving data. The data is anonymised, normalised and in instances of behavior prevalence, is generalisable to trucking fleets at large.

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