25 Jun '12, 7am

major study in the US proves that when it comes to trucking, its safer to be union #ausunions #twuaction

“Union membership has a statistically positive impact on both driver and vehicle safety performance,” the study found. Led by Dr. Thomas M. Corsi and his colleagues at the UMD Robert H. Smith School of Business, the researchers looked at existing safety performance data for more than 150,000 interstate carriers to determine if there was any link between unionization and the safety performance of trucking companies. “After reviewing a substantial amount of crash data and other safety performance indicators that were collected by the federal government, the researchers concluded that unionized motor carriers demonstrate better safety performance than their nonunion counterparts,” said LaMont Byrd, Director of the Teamsters Safety and Health Department. While it’s not surprising that safety standards tend to be higher among union carriers, Dr. Corsi’s report is the first of i...

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