Date: July 7, 2014
Press Release: Immediate Release
Bob Hataway 817-320-0567
Transportation Death Issues Addressed by TransAlive
Fort Worth TX.
The transportation industry experiences over 5,000 driver deaths each
year. Accidents and injuries account for approximately 750 –
1,000 deaths each year according to the industry figures. For
every death from an accident or injury, we work 3 deaths related to the
heart. Cardiac arrests, strokes, and congestive heart failure are the
most common culprits.
deaths occur at home, the majority of deaths occur on the road. Bob
Hataway, President TransAlive USA, said, “We have worked as many as 3
deaths on a Monday morning involving drivers who passed away in their
trucks over the weekend.”
been addressing the death issue since 1986. Our first driver
death case involved the Pima County Law Enforcement Agency.
Between the sheriff’s office and the police passing the responsibility,
the family was not notified. We were able to inform the family within
initiated a network of ministers nationwide to provide First Death
Notifications for families. This year we have added the Last
Flight Home and the On-Site Counseling programs. We added
On-Site Counseling for families and carriers coping with the loss of a driver. Our Last Flight Home provides the family a resource
to get the driver’s body home.
Our Caring in
Action program provides after the death services for families including
assistance with funerals. The Memorial Acknowledgement provision
gives the driver a legacy the family can cherish for years on
experiencing accidents, illnesses, and injuries that do not always end
with death, we assist in getting the driver home. For less
critical drivers we use the AmCoach. Medical services are not available
on the AmCoach.
critical needs, drivers can use the Air Flight Home service provides
planes, ambulances, doctors and nurses as needed to assure the driver
returns home safely. These services are provided free for Air
Ambulance Card members. Programs are available for carriers.
In an effort to
curb deaths, we conduct a Mile Marker Safety Challenge program.
There are 50,000 mile markers across America. Anyone of the
markers can spell unwanted circumstances for a driver.
Challenging a driver to drive the next Mile Marker safely encourages
them to drive safely for the long haul.
Drivers enrolled as a Mile Marker Safety
Challenger have the opportunity to win a $10,000 cash award given to a
member randomly selected when we reach 2500 members.
For more information you may email Bob Hataway
or call my cell phone 817-320-0567