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Workers and equipment must be transported to and from well sites. Wells are often located in remote areas, and require traveling long distances, often over secondary and lease roads, to get to the sites. Highway vehicle crashes are the leading cause of worker fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industry. Roughly 4 of every 10 workers killed on the job in this industry are killed as a result of a highway vehicle incident.
Personnel driving to and from well sites are subject to a variety of hazards, including fatigue, distracted driving, weather conditions, and speeding.
Equipment and materials must be transported to the well site. Key operations include loading the equipment, securing the load, transporting it to the site, and unloading the equipment.
At the well site, a variety of vehicles are used to move equipment and materials.
ATVs and UTVs are used in a number of applications in the industry.