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Age Requirement Commercial Truck Drivers

There has been an ongoing debate in the trucking industry about whether the minimum age for commercial drivers should be lowered. Those who support the lower age requirement say that it will provide job opportunities, address the driver shortage problem, and keep the economy going. However, those who oppose the lower age requirement say that » Read More

Avoiding Truck Accidents

If you have ever witnessed a truck accident, you know that they often cause extensive property damage and catastrophic injuries. Due to the massive size and weight of large commercial trucks, it is usually the occupants of the passenger vehicles that suffer the most severe injuries, if they are lucky enough to survive the wreck. » Read More

Operation Safe Driver Week  

According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), Operation Safe Driver Week will take place from July 15th to the 21st, at which time police officers across the country will be paying close attention to the driving habits of both passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. In an effort to reach a goal of zero traffic » Read More

Proposed Bill to Lower Age for Truckers

A proposed bill has been sent to Congress that, if approved, would allow the minimum age requirement for commercial truck drivers to be lowered to 18 years old. A number of trucking organizations are opposed to the bill, including the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), who have said that the bill would compromise road safety, » Read More

Commuting Habits Impact Safety

It is widely known that truck drivers spend long hours on the road, often with too little sleep between shifts. This can lead to devastating truck accidents when a drowsy truck driver either falls asleep at the wheel or fails to keep their attention focused on the road. Some truck drivers have a lengthy commute » Read More

Driving While Drowsy and Distracted  

Serious traffic accidents are caused by a range of factors, but drowsy driving and distracted driving are at the top of the list. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 800 fatalities and 72,000 crashes each year are caused by drowsy driving alone. In 2016, over 3,400 people were killed » Read More

Penske Video-Based Technology

Truck companies across the country are developing new technology aimed at making their heavy-duty trucks safer, and less likely to cause the devastating accidents that can result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Penske Logistics recently introduced their latest development in truck safety, a video-based safety program, which will be used in more than 2,800 large » Read More

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems  

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating, destructive wrecks on roads and highways across the country. In an effort to make these massive vehicles safer, many truck manufacturers, regulators, and technology firms are investigating a range of new technologies, including Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). While proponents of this technology believe that it can help » Read More

Steer Clear of Truck’s “No Zones”

Driving next to a large commercial truck can feel a bit intimidating due to its massive size and weight. Because they are so large, big rigs have substantial blind spots, which are also referred to as “no zones.” When other vehicles in the vicinity are driving within those “no zones,” the truck driver is unable » Read More

Transportation Safety Improvements

According to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), a truck accident involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV left six people fatally injured and another five people seriously injured in 2016. While the SUV was carrying too many occupants at the time of the crash, the accident could have been much less severe, » Read More