DriveCam Releases New Insights into the Trucking Industry


SAN DIEGO –July 7, 2011 – DriveCam is pleased to continue its Driving Insights™ Series with a look at aggressive driving in the trucking industry. The key finding in our analysis shows drivers who are aggressive on the road are nearly 3 times more likely to be in one or more collisions than those who drive while drowsy.

When compared to drivers who have not had a collision, drivers involved in one or more collisions are:

  • 6.50 times more likely to exhibit aggressive driving
  • 2.23 times more likely to be drowsy
  • 2.05 times more likely to demonstrate judgment error 

The study focused on the analysis of over 9,000 active drivers in the trucking industry between July 2009 and December 2010. The difference between collision and non-collision drivers’ conduct and condition was evaluated for this study in order to identify those with a statistically significant difference. Once they were identified, the probability of a collision was calculated given the number of times the distraction was observed.

DriveCam’s Video Event Recorder provides the unique ability to identify when a collision has occurred. DriveCam does not analyze collision events for legal reasons; however, extensive video event review of a driver’s prior non-collision poor driving behaviors allows DriveCam to better understand those behaviors that act as leading indicators of collisions. Identifying these behaviors provides safety managers a focused direction in coaching and training. 

DriveCam’s Driving Insights is designed to provide insight for executives and managers throughout a variety of transportation industries. It is derived from DriveCam’s extensive database of driving events from over 3 billion driving miles – the largest in the world. Driving Insights is released on a regular basis. To view all, go to Driving Insights.


*Aggressive driving behaviors include, but are not limited to, speeding, tailgating, unsafe passing and excessive acceleration.

**Judgment error is a poor or foolish driving decision that causes significant wear and tear on the vehicle or exposes the driver to substantial increased risk.