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Lack of Adequate Rest Stops Puts Truck Drivers at Risk

Driving a commercial truck for a living can be stressful, lonely, and exhausting, particularly when there are not enough safe places for the driver to pull over and rest. Rest stops should have ample parking and provide a well-lit place to rest that is a short distance from the truck route. A study recently conducted » Read More

No-Zone Areas All Motorists Should Avoid

Large trucks represent only three percent of all registered vehicles, yet one out of every eight traffic fatalities involve a large truck. Truck accidents are caused by a wide range of factors including, weather, driver error, and the condition of the truck. They can also occur if another vehicle is in one of the truck’s » Read More

Is Caffeine an Effective Solution for Truck Driver Fatigue?

Truck drivers face enormous pressure to meet tight delivery deadlines, often travelling long distances without taking a break to catch up on much needed sleep. Many truckers drive through the night, which can disrupt the body’s circadian rhythms, increasing the level of driver fatigue. According to a report by the U.S. National Highway Transport Safety » Read More

Commercial Trucks in Need of Safety Improvements

Commercial truck accidents are some of the most serious wrecks that occur on roads and highways across the country, often resulting in massive property damage and severe, even fatal injuries. When a large truck is not properly maintained or does not meet the basic safety standards, it can seriously jeopardize the safety of other motorists » Read More

Sleep Apnea Testing No Longer Required

Officials from the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that they would no longer require truck drivers and train engineers to undergo sleep apnea testing. They argue that the decision to test employees should be left up to railroads and trucking companies. Those who support the testing are disappointed » Read More

Fatal Thursday Truck Accidents

“Fatal Thursday” is a new term used in the trucking industry to describe the day of the week when truck drivers experience more fatal wrecks than on any other day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, close to 500,000 large trucks weighing 10,000 pounds or more are involved in accidents each year, resulting in » Read More

Protecting Your Rights After a Truck Accident

When you consider that the average semi-truck weighs up to 80,000 pounds, it should come as no surprise that an accident involving one of these massive vehicles can cause devastating injuries and fatalities, as well as catastrophic property damage. When the other vehicle involved in a truck accident is a passenger vehicle, it is rarely » Read More

One Change to Trucks Could Save Lives

Trucks commonly populate the roads and are necessary to transporting goods around town and across the country. Despite these positive attributes, this also means that motorists driving smaller vehicles like cars are vulnerable around tractor-trailers and may be in danger of engaging in disastrous accidents that could result in damage to their vehicles and the » Read More

Impact of Advanced Safety Technology

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of preventable fatalities in the United States, and truck accidents are among the most devastating of these fatal wrecks. In an effort to significantly reduce the number of truck accidents on roads and highways across the country, manufacturers, regulators, and technology firms are considering new safety technology that » Read More

Improvements to Rear Guard Regulations Can Save Lives

Few wrecks are more destructive than truck accidents, simply because of the massive size and weight of the vehicle. While every truck accident has the potential to cause catastrophic damage and life-threatening injuries, rear underride accidents are particularly devastating for the occupants of the vehicle that hit the truck. Many of these crashes can be » Read More