A list of the riskiest times of the day and week for truck driving was released by a trucking analytics company at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition earlier this week.
The date was presented by trucking analytics company Lytx on Sunday, October 28th at the conference held in Austin, Texas.
According to the data, collected between January and September of 2018, the riskiest times are as follows:
- Day of the week with most collisions: Wednesday (peak between 2:00 – 4:00 a.m.)
- Day of week with most near collisions: Friday
- Time of day with most collisions: Overnight (11:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.)
- Time of day with most near collisions: Afternoon (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
- Lytx also added that the day of the week with the least collisions was Monday.
“There is a distinct difference between collision and near-collision trends,” explained Ryan Brandos, the Lytx data analyst who presented the information. “Collisions occur more frequently at night. We see those same drivers avoid contact during the afternoon hours, resulting in more near collisions during the day.”
Still, despite the crash data collected from over 100,000 dash cam videos, Lytx says that trucking is “getting safer,” as their collected data shows 358,359 fewer instances of “risky driving,” such as late response, cell phone use, and inappropriate following distance, in June-August of 2018 as compared to the same time period just last year.
Using data collected from over 100,000 video event recorders in its trucking client database, Lytx identifies the riskiest times of the week to drive in the United States. #Trucking https://t.co/RHYsX15EMV
— SJ Markham & Son Inc (@SJ_Markham) October 29, 2018