6 Moments That Changed Trucking Forever

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics proves that trucking is one of the most dangerous jobs in America.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015 was the deadliest year for U.S. workers since 2008, with 4,836 employees dying on the job. In 2008, 5,214 were killed on the job.

Top 10 Deadliest Jobs In America

Not surprisingly, truck driver ranks among the Bureau’s top ten deadliest jobs at number 7 with a total of 885 fatalities in 2015.

10. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, or groundskeeping.

9. Electrical power installers and repairers.

8. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers.

7. Truck drivers.

6. Structural iron/steel workers.

5. Garbage and recyclable materials collectors.

4. Roofers,

3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers.

2. Fishermen.

1. Logging workers.


Ashley Neely has been a lead content creator and social media manager with CDLLife since 2015. Her passion? Helping the men and women in the trucking industry get the news they need and the respect that they deserve.