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How Does Marijuana Impact the Trucking Industry?

When operating a massive, 80,000-pound commercial truck, it is imperative that the truck driver is awake and alert so that they can safely operate the vehicle and focus on the road ahead. If a truck driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their ability to maintain control of the vehicle is impaired. According » Read More


Dash Camera Data Helps Trucking Industry Reduce Accidents

If you have ever driven past a truck accident on the highway, you know how devastating and destructive they can be. One of the more common causes of truck accidents is drowsy driving. Too many truck drivers spend long hours behind the wheel on too little sleep to meet tight delivery deadlines. Lytx DriveCams can » Read More


Pros and Cons of Hiring Teenage Truck Drivers

According to the American Trucking Association, there is a shortage of truck drivers in the United States. In fact, this country was short approximately 50,000 truck drivers in 2018, compared to 36,000 in 2016. Many industry officials believe that one way to address the shortage is to lower the interstate driving age from 21 to » Read More


Truck Drivers Receive Too Little Sleep

It is not uncommon for truck drivers to spend long hours behind the wheel, often with no breaks for sleep. As a result, a large percentage of truck drivers are drowsy, and some even report that they have fallen asleep while operating a large commercial truck. Due to the massive size and weight of the » Read More


Fatal Tour Bus Crash Under Investigation

A tour bus traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah crashed into a guardrail and rolled off the road, killing four passengers and causing a range of injuries to the remaining passengers. All 30 passengers on the bus were Chinese-speaking tourists traveling in the United States. The bus driver was also injured in » Read More


Making Safety a Priority in the Trucking Industry

Driving a large commercial truck for a living is not always easy. Truck drivers often work long hours, face tight deadlines, and have to navigate busy highways, sometimes during inclement weather conditions. Driving responsibly and ensuring that the truck is in top working condition is part of the job, yet serious truck accidents continue to » Read More


FMCSA Extends Clearinghouse Deadline for State Agencies

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), states should have an additional three years to comply with the federal drug and alcohol clearinghouse requirements. The FMCSA has proposed a new rule that would give state agencies until January 6, 2023 to comply with the way state agencies request information from the Commercial Driver’s » Read More


UPS and TuSimple Test Self-Driving Trucks

The United Parcel Service (UPS) made an announcement recently that it has been working with self-driving truck company, TuSimple, to test self-driving technology in their tractor-trailers. For the past several months, the two companies have been working together to transport goods between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona to determine whether the self-driving technology can help improve » Read More


Changes to Hours of Service Rule

Truck accidents are devastating and destructive due to their massive size and weight. Unfortunately, it is often the occupants of the passenger vehicles involved in the accident that suffer the most severe injuries. To prevent these accidents from occurring, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established Hours of Service (HOS) rules, which were designed » Read More


Trump Administration to Relax Truck Safety Standards

Fatal truck accidents have risen 40 percent in the past decade. In 2017, 4,657 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes, a nine percent increase from the previous year. Nearly every day, a fatigued truck driver falls asleep behind the wheel and a fatal accident occurs. Overall, one-third of fatal truck accidents result from driver » Read More