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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

New Truck Safety Regulations

In an effort to improve truck safety and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities that occur on roads and highways across the country, the Trucking Alliance, a leading proponent of safety reforms in the freight transportation industry, is calling for industry-wide support of new truck safety regulations. The freight transportation carriers that are members » Read More

Trucks Carrying Hazardous Material

If you have ever witnessed a truck accident, you know that it can cause massive damage and catastrophic injuries. When hazardous materials are involved, the outcome can be worse, ranging from dangerous explosions, environmental damage, and exposure to toxic chemicals. Due to the potential hazard a truck carrying hazardous material can cause, truck drivers and » Read More

Hair Follicle Drug Testing

Truck accidents are among the most devastating wrecks, often resulting in massive property damage and severe and fatal injuries. However, when it comes to testing truck drivers for drugs and alcohol, experts do not always agree over what methods are the most effective. For years, the traditional urine test was the standard for drug and » Read More

Trailers Pose Serious Threat During Summer Travel

Summer is well underway, which means that more people are hitting the road for various vacation destinations. In addition to the tractor-trailers that are a common sight on highways across the country, more people hitch things such as campers, boats, and livestock trailers to their vehicles during the summer months. Unfortunately, if the driver does » Read More

Truck Drivers Face Stringent Sleep Apnea Screening

Driving a truck for a living, combined with an unhealthy diet, can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and sleep apnea. It is likely that truck drivers who suffer from sleep apnea will be required to undergo more thorough screening by trucking companies before being allowed to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Obstructive Sleep » Read More

Fuel Reduction and Safety Technologies

Senators from Michigan are hoping to pass legislation designed to encourage investments in zero-emissions research and development, advanced fuel reduction, and safety technologies; making trucks and cars safer and more efficient. The Senate attempted to pass a similar bill during the last session of Congress, but the House and Senate were unable to agree on » Read More

Impact of Drowsy Driving

Unlike drunk driving and distracted driving, drowsy driving is an issue that too many people do not take seriously. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. In fact, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), up to 100,000 wrecks are caused by drowsy » Read More

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Electronic Logging Devices

Until recently, commercial truck drivers had been using paper logbooks to keep track of their hours of service (HOS). However, effective December 18, 2017, truck drivers were required to switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs), which automatically record a driver’s activity while they are on duty. The following facts provide additional insight into the benefits » Read More

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Common Causes of Accidents

Due to the immense size and weight of large commercial trucks, they can cause massive damage and life-threatening injuries when they are involved in a wreck. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2010, large truck accidents were responsible for 3,413 fatalities. Of those fatal truck accidents, 14 percent of the victims were » Read More