Overall across all truck classes, some fleets are seeing an increase in accidents.
“For the clients we serve, we saw an increase in accidents for many truck fleets. Some fleets had very moderate increases, while a few had significant increases,” noted Bob Martines, CEO of Corporate Claims Management (CCM). “We believe the minor increases for these clients, 5% or less, were related mostly to internal changes.”
According to Martines, “clients with increases of greater than 25% in total reported claims had many determining factors, including their business segment such as package delivery or transportation where excess mileage and time of vehicle use become key factors.”