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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

Risk of Truck Accidents in High Winds

When a massive 80,000-pound truck is being driven in winds up to 40 miles per hour or stronger, the side of the trailer can catch the wind, making it extremely difficult for the driver to maintain control of the big rig. Heavy winds can cause the trailer to rock from side to side, which can » Read More

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