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Spinal Cord Injuries

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), commercial trucks are responsible for a mere three percent of all motor vehicle accidents. Yet, the vast majority of those wrecks result in massive property damage and devastating injuries. If a truck accident victim is lucky enough to have survived the ordeal, it is likely that » Read More

Common Truck Driver Safety Violations

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents occur every 10 seconds in the United States. Technology has made today’s vehicles much safer, but accidents continue to happen because of other factors like weather, distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding. Large trucks are involved in fewer truck accidents than passenger vehicles, but they » Read More

New Law Calls for Side Underride Guards  

Truck accidents are among the most serious and catastrophic type of accidents due to the sheer size and weight of the average tractor trailer. The most serious truck accidents involve a collision where the passenger vehicle hits the rear or side of the truck with such force that the car ends up under the truck. » Read More

Black Box Holds Important Information

When an 80,000-pound truck is involved in an accident, it can cause serious, often fatal injuries, and the amount of property damage is usually extreme. Determining who is at fault for a truck accident is not always easy. Fortunately, most modern tractor trailers come equipped with a black box, also known as an Electronic Control » Read More

The Gender Gap in the Trucking Industry

The majority of people that work in the trucking industry are men. In fact, only seven percent of the trucking workforce is made up of women. According to Ellen Voie, president and CEO of The Women In Trucking Association (WIT), this is unacceptable. Women should be encouraged to pursue careers in the trucking industry, including » Read More

Major Changes in the Trucking Industry

As technology continues to develop and evolve in the trucking industry, commercial truck drivers will need to prepare for these changes to keep up with the latest trends. From autonomous technology to electrified powertrains, these new advances in technology are going to have a major impact on every aspect of the trucking industry. Like many » Read More

Truck Driver Disposition

To be hired as a truck driver, trucking companies generally require a high school diploma, completion of a training course with an accredited truck driving school, and a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The applicant should also have a clean driving record and demonstrate a positive, responsible attitude. Even if a potential employee meets all of » Read More

Electrified Carrier Trucks Can Reduce Air Pollution

Large trucks emit a significant amount of pollution, including greenhouse gases. This is likely to get worse unless changes are made in the trucking industry. A number of trucking companies, including Daimler, Cummins, and Tesla, are developing electric freight-hauling trucks. These companies are looking to reduce the risk of truck accidents while also reducing emissions. » Read More

Senate Bill Calls for Underride Guards on all Trucks and Trailers

Underride truck accidents are some of the most devastating wrecks that occur on roads and highways across the country today, often resulting in severe injuries and fatalities. To reduce these tragic accidents, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla introduced a bill that would require all trucks and trailers to install front, rear, » Read More

Exemption from ELD Mandate

In order to accurately track truck drivers’ hours of service, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the Final Rule of the ELD mandate, which states that commercial truck drivers must equip their vehicles with electronic logging devices (ELDs) by Dec. 17, 2017. The FMCSA believes that the implementation of ELDs will result in » Read More