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Truck Driver Shortage May Mean More Teens Behind the Wheel  

The trucking industry is dealing with a shortage of truck drivers, thanks to the growing number of people who are either leaving the industry or retiring. Unfortunately, there have not been enough qualified entrants to replace the drivers who have left. In fact, the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates that the United States is short » Read More

Concerns Remain Over Possible CSA Changes  

Officials with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) held a public meeting in August to discuss their proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program’s Safety Measurement System (SMS), which identifies motor carriers that are at risk for truck accidents. During the meeting, motor carriers and representatives from various trade organizations took the » Read More

Truck Accidents Attributed to Employer Negligence

When a truck accident occurs, you might automatically assume that the truck driver is responsible. While this is certainly true in many cases, there are instances when their employer or the trucking company is at fault. Truck companies have a responsibility to ensure that their trucks are always safe and well-maintained, and that their employees » Read More

Trucking Industry Urges Congress to Allow Longer Trucks

As more consumers are turning to online retailers for everything from groceries to electronics, the trucking industry is hoping that Congress will modify an existing law that limits the size and weight of large trucks that transport packages to consumers across the country. For trucks and trailers in the “less-than-truckload” class, the regulations state that » Read More

What You Need to Know About Truck Accident Claims

Truck accidents can be traumatic, devastating experiences, particularly if there are serious or fatal injuries involved. Filing a truck accident claim as soon as possible will help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. However, many people are under the assumption that the process is just like filing a claim for a car accident. » Read More

Faulty Part Responsible for Largest Truck Recall in History

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that Cummins, Inc. will voluntarily recall approximately 500,000 of its medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks, due to a faulty emissions control system component. Unlike the widely publicized Volkswagen recall, which occurred after software was illegally used to ensure that the cars would pass U.S. emission tests, the Cummins recall » Read More

Driverless Trucks and The Future of The Trucking Industry

Companies like Tesla and Google have been testing their versions of driverless cars for some time, and the technology continues to evolve as manufacturers address some of the safety issues associated with these vehicles. The trucking industry has been quietly developing similar technology as well, in an effort to significantly reduce the number of injuries » Read More

In-Cab Video Monitoring for Trucking Fleets

The Central Oregon Truck Company was recently named a “2018 Best Fleet to Drive For” by the Truckload Carriers Association for its on-site amenities, comprehensive benefits packages, and their commitment to ensuring that their truck drivers are well-trained and safe. By installing video monitoring systems in their trucks, they are able to refer to the » Read More

Loose Cargo and Truck Accidents

In Minnesota, in early July, a mother and daughter were killed when a boulder, weighing several hundreds of pounds, fell off a truck in front of them and collided with their car. It took several firemen to roll the boulder away from the accident scene. This recent accident highlighted the potential for serious and fatal » Read More

Safety Efforts That Can Help Prevent Devastating Truck Accidents  

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 4,300 people were killed, and thousands more injured, in truck accidents in 2016. In recent years, there have been a number of effective advances in safety technology, including forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems that can prevent many of these tragic accidents » Read More