Over the past several weeks, we’ve talked a lot about employee engagement in the transportation sector. Did you catch it all? You can find out by taking our 10-question quiz below.


  1. How much do flight delays cost the airline industry annually?
    1. More than $500 million
    2. More than $1 billion
    3. More than $4 billion
    4. More than $8 billion
  2. At the end of 2014, turnover rates for truckers rose to what level?
    1. 97%
    2. 85%
    3. 56%
    4. 33%
  3. The average fatal trucking accident in the United States costs around:
    1. $1,000,000
    2. $5,000,000
    3. $7,000,000
    4. $10,000,000
  4. In 2015, how many Americans lost their lives in accidents involving large trucks:
    1. Around 1,500 people
    2. Around 2,000 people
    3. Around 3,000 people
    4. Around 4,000 people
  5. What percent of commuter carrier incidents were a direct result of human error or workplace distraction?
    1. 75%
    2. 55%
    3. 95%
    4. 25%
  6. Which of these factors rank in the Top 3 Reasons Truck Drivers leave their company:
    1. Routes
    2. Loads
    3. Equipment
    4. Work Environment
  7. What percent of wrecks caused by driver distraction can be prevented if an employee is engaged and focused :
    1. 60%
    2. 55%
    3. 70%
    4. 35%
  8. How much does idling cost the transportation industry each year:
    1. More than $4 million
    2. More than $8 million
    3. More than $10 million
    4. More than $14 million
  9. On average, companies with highly engaged workers experience how many fewer safety incidents:
    1. 70% fewer safety incidents
    2. 55% fewer safety incidents
    3. 83% fewer safety incidents
    4. 46% fewer safety incidents
  10. Employee engagement can reduce turnover rates in the transportation industry by around:
    1. 8% 
    2. 25% 
    3. 13% 
    4. 6% 


Question #1: Answer D. Flight delays cost U.S. airlines over $8 billion annually.  

Question #2: Answer A. The trucking industry has always experienced a high turnover rate, but in 2014 large truckload carriers hit a record 97% turnover.

Question #3: Answer C. On average, a fatal trucking accident costs around $7,000,000.

Question #4: Answer D. In 2015, nearly 4,000 people lost their lives due to trucking-related accidents.

Question #5: Answer A. 75% of all commuter carrier incidents could have been prevented.

Question #6: Answer D. Management/Work Environment is among one of the Top 3 reasons truck drivers leave their company. The other two are compensation/mileages and schedule/time off.

Question #7: Answer C. 70% of driving distractions can be prevented when a driver is engaged and focused on the task at hand.  

Question #8: Answer D. More than $14 billion is wasted each year due to employee idling.    

Question #9: Answer A. Highly engaged companies experience 70% fewer safety incidents than companies with very low levels of engagement. 

Question #10: Answer B. Highly engaged companies experience 25% lower turnover than those companies with very low levels of engagement.

How Did You Do?

Did you get a perfect score? Chances are you may have missed a few questions, and that’s okay — C.A. Short Company has you covered. Check out our complimentary WebCast, “Going the Distance: How Employee Engagement Is Transforming the Transportation Industry. 

If you’d like to learn even more about the power of engagement and recognition in the trucking industry, please reach out. C.A. Short Company has nearly a century of experience working with companies to create safer, more prosperous organizations, and we’d love to do the same for you!

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