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Driving a Truck is Among Deadliest Jobs in the U.S.

Dec 26, 2016 at 10:57 AM CST

Truck driver remains one of the deadliest occupations in the country, with 745 drivers killed on the job last year.

Work-related fatalities for trucking jobs dropped slightly in 2015 from 2014, when 761 drivers were killed on the nation’s streets and highways. Despite the drop, trucking transportation occupations accounted for slightly more than a quarter of all work-related fatalities last year, more than any other U.S. job, according to an annual workplace fatality report released Friday from the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.