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Life-Saving Safety Tips to Prevent Truck Accidents

If it were not for the trucking industry, various goods and materials would not be delivered to customers across the country. However, because truck drivers are often working under very tight deadlines, they tend to work long hours, sometimes with lack of appropriate sleep. This can have dangerous consequences, particularly when you consider the fact » Read More


NHTSA Considering Replacing Mirrors with Cameras on Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking feedback from the public about replacing mirrors with camera-based rear visibility systems, or camera monitor systems (CMS). Current federal safety standards require that all vehicles be equipped with rearview mirrors so that truck drivers can see objects that are on either side of the truck and » Read More


Trucking Fatalities Reach a 30-Year Peak

According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of fatal truck accidents continues to rise, despite advances in safety technology. In fact, trucker deaths are at the highest level in over 30 years. The American Trucking Association (ATA) responded to this data by saying that the statistics do not » Read More


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