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Drug Use Among Truck Drivers

Approximately 300,000 commercial truck drivers should be purged from the industry because of drug use. According to the Trucking Alliance (TA), drug use is a likely reason that truck accidents are on the rise. The TA bases their stand on a recent survey, which reveals the number of truckers presently on the road who would » Read More

Over 100 Trucks Taken Out of Service in Maryland in a Single Day

It should come as no surprise that truck accidents can cause massive property damage and devastating injuries, particularly to the occupants of the passenger vehicles involved. Many of these accidents are caused by trucks that have not been properly maintained. To remove unsafe commercial vehicles from the roads, making them safer for other motorists, the » Read More

Comedian Reflects on Tragic Truck Accident

Nearly five years ago, actor and comedian, Tracy Morgan, was involved in a devastating traffic accident that claimed the life of his good friend, and caused Morgan to suffer serious injuries, including several broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. After performing his comedy show in Dover, Delaware, Morgan and his friends were traveling northbound » Read More

FMCSA Moves Forward with Driverless Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced their plans to fast-track driverless trucks by removing federal regulations that could be amended, revised, or eliminated altogether. The agencies feel that many of these regulations are unnecessary, and they are getting in the way of introducing driverless » Read More

FMCSA Considering Program for Teens to Drive Commercial Trucks 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has developed a proposal that would expand the number of teen drivers that can operate an 80,000-pound commercial truck. An earlier pilot program gave approximately 200 18 to 20-year-olds, who had military training, the opportunity to drive trucks in interstate commerce. The new pilot program proposed by the » Read More

New Hours of Service Rules

Hours of Service (HOS) rules were put into place to prevent devastating truck accidents caused by driver fatigue. The rules dictate the number of hours per day and per week that a truck driver can be behind the wheel. The rules also state that drivers must spend a certain amount of time resting between shifts. » Read More

Increased Risk of Truck Accidents During the Summer

When driving in the vicinity of a large truck, motorists should drive cautiously to avoid a devastating accident with such a massive vehicle. This is particularly true during the summer months. While many people may think that the winter months are more dangerous because of freezing rain, ice, and snow, the risk of serious truck » Read More

Truck Accidents and Their Devastating Impact

Truck accidents are known for causing massive property damage and severe, often fatal injuries due to the massive size and weight of the average commercial truck. Unfortunately, it is usually the occupants of the passenger vehicles who suffer the most severe injuries, while the truck driver often walks away without a scratch. When driving in » Read More

What to Do After a Truck Accident

Automobiles must share the road with trucks of all sizes, making accidents inevitable. Even when drivers are cautious and do their best to avoid crashes, they cannot always control the circumstances around them. Knowing what to do after a truck accident can help victims recover more quickly. Immediate Actions Whether the accident is minor or » Read More

Common Causes of Devastating Truck Accidents

Few traffic accidents are as destructive and dangerous as truck accidents. This is largely due to the massive size and weight of the average commercial truck, which can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When a passenger vehicle is involved in a truck accident, the occupants of the car often suffer severe injuries, if they » Read More