The cost of worker injuries has a significant impact on trucking operations. The impact goes beyond the cost workers compensation medical and indemnity. Injuries are a significant disruption to the lives of the workers and can take a good driver off the road. The cost of your worker compensation insurance could be double that of a competitor with the same size of operation. Not being able to control the costs of injuries has caused some trucking companies to go out of business.
Liberty Mutual's best practice studies, meeting with individual truckers, and comparing programs shows us companies can be run differently and have successful programs. Management styles and practices vary but common styles or safety program elements exist at companies with lower crash or injury rates.