Is being an auto delivery driver safe?


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In 2003, the most recent year the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) treated delivery drivers as a discrete category, delivery driving rated as the fifth most dangerous job in the United States. This places it higher than police work, firefighting and other jobs typically considered dangerous.

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Approximately three-quarters of delivery-related deaths were the result of auto accidents; most of the rest resulted from violent crime. After 2003 and through at least 2014, the BLS considered delivery drivers in the same category as long-haul and local truck drivers. This combined category, which is dominated by truck drivers, rates as the eighth most dangerous job grouping as of 2014.

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