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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


UPS and TuSimple Test Self-Driving Trucks

The United Parcel Service (UPS) made an announcement recently that it has been working with self-driving truck company, TuSimple, to test self-driving technology in their tractor-trailers. For the past several months, the two companies have been working together to transport goods between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona to determine whether the self-driving technology can help improve » Read More


Changes to Hours of Service Rule

Truck accidents are devastating and destructive due to their massive size and weight. Unfortunately, it is often the occupants of the passenger vehicles involved in the accident that suffer the most severe injuries. To prevent these accidents from occurring, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established Hours of Service (HOS) rules, which were designed » Read More


Trump Administration to Relax Truck Safety Standards

Fatal truck accidents have risen 40 percent in the past decade. In 2017, 4,657 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes, a nine percent increase from the previous year. Nearly every day, a fatigued truck driver falls asleep behind the wheel and a fatal accident occurs. Overall, one-third of fatal truck accidents result from driver » Read More


Wet Road Conditions and Large Trucks

During the summer months, a sudden thunderstorm can cool things off after a heat wave. However, the heavy rain that often comes with it can make the roads slick, which makes it more difficult for vehicles to stop quickly. This is particularly true for large trucks. Recently, wet, slippery road conditions in the Baltimore area » Read More


Should I Accept a Settlement Offer?

When a truck accident occurs, victims are typically able to secure a higher payout compared to a passenger car accident. This is due to the nature of truck accidents. Truck accidents tend to cause more vehicular damage, severe injuries, and fatalities. To settle a claim, insurance companies tend to immediately offer a settlement. Most victims » Read More


Truck Safety Advocates Urge Congress to Approve Advanced Technology

Commercial truck accidents cause massive property damage and severe, often fatal injuries to the occupants of the passenger vehicle involved in the crash. According to the Truck Safety Coalition, over 4,000 people lost their lives in commercial truck accidents last year. Family members who have lost loved ones in tragic truck accidents have come together » Read More