Skip to comments.Tracy Morgan Crash Among Hundreds Involving Walmart Trucks In Past 2 Years (380 Crashes, 9 Deaths)
Posted on 06/10/2014 4:12:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed a passenger on his limo bus was one of hundreds of crashes involving Walmart trucks in the past two years.
Walmart trucks have been involved in 380 crashes in that time, federal data shows. Nine people have been killed; 129 have been injured.
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Only thing that matters is accidents and fatalities per 100,000 miles driven. I am sure that Wal Mart is well within industry norms per miles driven. BUT, the do have a whole bunch of trucks and a whole bunch of miles driven so they make for an easy target.
Actually I suspect that’s pretty standard for any large trucking company. Also notice it doesn’t define what a crash is or who was at fault.
50,000 killed every year on the roads - and CBS bitches about nine?
Looks like someone at See-BS thinks its time to pick on one of the media’s favorite whipping-boys: Walmart.
Plenty of non Walmart drivers hauling Walmart trailers that many will define as Walmart trucks.
Really now. I think that it has to be that those mean WalMart drivers are out there killing and maiming people for their evil capitalist masters in Arkansas. Bush probably has something to do with it too. And Liberty Valence.
“involved” is using the broadest brush possible and tells us nothing.
I wonder how WalMart compares to government owned vehicles.
Wal-Mart has 6,500 tractors in its fleet. If 190 crash per year that comes out to about 3% of its tractors per year. As they are driving a semi and have a commercial license, and work for a major corporation, they must report any and all incidents, even those which are fender benders or jumping a curb and knocking over a stop sign. I would also bet that 3% of all US drivers make contact with another vehicle or object per year on the road.
Walmart was well liked when Hillary Clinton was sitting on the board (pulling down big bucks, no doubt).
You’re right. They have an excellent safety rating.
If the drivers were that bad the DMV would pull their CDL. This report also doesn’t say who was at fault in the fatal crashes.
Walmart’s non-union truck and warehouse operation is one of its’ great strengths and will, of course, draw Leftist attacks.
What difference, at this point, does it make?
If you don’t want to get hit by Walmart trucks, don’t crash into one. Nobody is forcing you to drive into Walmart trucks.
Never mind the fact that Walmart has more 18-wheelers out there than just about anybody.
The problem with these stories: if you have more trucks on the road, you are likely to have more accidents.
If we saw a comparison of accidents per mile driven, or something of the like you could determine if Walmart is worse than anyone else.
How many thousands of Walmart trucks are out there and how many miles do they drive? More Leftwing anti-market garbage.
Some people are on a mission.
Lower prices. Always lower.
Best not get in their way.
These stories would disappear if Walmart would only become union and quit selling guns, and join the team.
I don’t even think it’s the drivers doing the killing. Just the vicious Walmart trucks. The killing is deep in them.
True. But the Walmart trailers are killing those drivers. Pure evil.
Well done sir!
Oh my god....let’s see how many USPS trucks were involved in accidents. Why not sue Mack, Kenworth, Peterbuilt or Freightliner?
UPS is Teamsters so don’t expect the MSM to cite those stats.
I was thinking along the same lines, curious to know how many of those “crashes” where the drivers were illegals.
Walmart has 6,239 trucks and 7,222 drivers, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. They drove 667 million miles last year.
-——I wonder how WalMart compares to government owned vehicles.-——
That’s an excellent question....
667 milion miles per year
(give or take)
9 deaths in two years....
667 million times 2 = 1,334,000,000
1,334,000,000/9 = 1 death per 148 million 222 thousand miles...give or take.
(Unless I got lost in the numbers- someone please double check my math)
I must be doing something wrong as this sounds incredibly low.
Actually, that’s not far off the typical 1.5 deaths per 100 million auto miles.
This so true! My brother has hauled a ton for Walmart and never worked for them. He hauled for USPS and never worked for them - it’s easier in some cases to let contractors handle the trucking.
over 24 month period, prior to Oct. 18, 2012, UPS drivers were reported to have been involved in 1,448 crashes, 541 involving injuries, including 39 deaths.
Back in early ‘80s, the wife of my neighbor across the street was a UPS driver. She only did it for about 4 months. She said it was brutal. The schedule was very strict and they had to deliver all packages within a certain amount of time. All of the UPS drivers had to break the speed limits.
I live in a relatively quiet residential neighborhood but still see UPS trucks driving 35-40mph on our short and winding streets that should be driven at no more than 25mph.
How does “a broken nose, broken ribs, and broken leg” put you on the “critically injured” list? Someone is lying.
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