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SAFETY MATTERS • CONTINUALLY IMPROVING: At the national level, the large truck fatal crash rate for 2013 was 1.44 fatal crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Tis rate has dropped by 39.2 percent over the past decade.


• SHARING THE ROAD: Te trucking industry is committed to sharing the road safely with all vehicles. Te Share the Road program sends a team of professional truck drivers to communities around the country to teach car drivers about truck blind spots, stopping distances and how to merge safely around large trucks, all designed to reduce the number of car-truck accidents.


• SAFETY FIRST: Nebraska Trucking Association members put safety first through improved driver training, investment in advanced safety technologies and active participation in industry safety initiatives at the local, state and national levels.


TRUCKS DELIVER A CLEANER TOMORROW • FUEL CONSUMPTION: Te trucking industry continues to improve energy and environmental efficiency even while increasing the number of miles driven. In 2013, combination trucks consumed 95 billion fewer gallons of fuel than passenger vehicles in the U.S. and accounted for just 17 percent of the total highway transportation fuel consumed.


• EMISSIONS: Trough advancements in engine technology and fuel refinements, new diesel truck engines produce 98 percent fewer particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions than a similar engine manufactured prior to 1990. Sulfur emissions from diesel engines have also been reduced by 97 percent since 1999.


• PARTNERSHIPS: Trough the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, the trucking industry is working with government and businesses to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and take steps to reduce them.


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