Vol. 2 2015

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2 0 1 5 V 2 | BULLDOG | 2 1 65+ years 55-64 years 45-54 years 35-44 years 25-34 years 20-24 years TRENDS A roundup of the numbers that drive your business. AMERICANS ARE TEMPTED to speed around refuse trucks more than any other type of service vehicle, according to a recent survey by the National Waste & Recycling Association. It's no wonder, then, that waste and recycling collectors have higher fatality rates than other public service professions. Through it's Slow Down to Get Around campaign, NWRA is promoting legislation to protect refuse collectors. For more information, go to https:// beginwiththebin.org/slowdown. Just say no to racing around refuse trucks REFUSE Ambulances 2% Police cars 3% Fire trucks 3% School buses 8% Refuse trucks 38% 8 3 3 2 38 Are you an Apple or Android fanboy? IF YOU'RE A FLEET EXECUTIVE, chances are you own an iPhone, with more than 50 percent choosing Apple's top-selling smart phone. Drivers, on the other hand, prefer Android by 68 percent to 22 percent. Drivers appreciate the low- or no-cost Android devices and the excellent coverage in the often out-of-the-way places they go. Fleet execs, on the other hand, can better afford the latest Apple products. How do you compare? Source: CCJ Connectivity Study April 2015 6.1% 5.5% 20.1% 17% 29.3% 23.3% 24% 22% 15.6% 22.4% 4.9% 9.8% COMPARED TO OTHER INDUSTRIES, trucking employees, especially drivers, are considerably older, with nearly 30 percent falling into the 45-54 age group. At the same time, trucking has the lowest percentage (15.6 percent) of workers in the 25-34 age group. The question is, will there be enough experienced 25- to 34-year-olds to take the place of the 45- to 54-year-olds who will retire in the next 10 to 20 years? Source: American Transportation Research Institute A bridge too far gone? THESE FIVE STATES and the District of Columbia have the worst bridges in the nation, according to the annual Better Roads Bridge Inventory. The annual survey of bridge engineers determines the percentage of bridges in each state that are structurally defi cient (SD) and functionally obsolete (FO). Insuffi cient funding is cited as the main obstacle to improvement, Better Roads editors say. 1. District of Columbia 209 bridges; 57% SD/FO 4. Hawaii 1,163 bridges; 37% SD/FO 2. Rhode Island 757 bridges; 51% SD/FO 3. Pennsylvania 22,623 bridges; 38% SD/FO ON-HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION 70,000 THAT'S THE NUMBER of truck and bus inspections 10,000 state, local and federal law enforcement agency inspectors conducted last year during Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz. Roadcheck resulted in a vehicle out- of-service rate of 18.7 percent and a driver out-of-service rate of 4.8 percent. Results from Roadcheck 2015 will be available in August at CVSA.org. RECRUITING Trucking's age old problem 5. Massachusetts/Connecticut (tie) Massachusetts 5,162 bridges; 36% SD/FO Connecticut 4,202 bridges; 36% SD/FO PERCENTAGE OF MOTORISTS WHO SPEED AROUND: Trucking All industries

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