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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


Dangers of Overloaded Trucks on the Roads

A typical tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds or 40 tons with cargo on board. That is around 30 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. Because extra weight can interfere with the safe operation of a commercial truck, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) puts strict weight limits on different types » Read More


Motorist Fatally Injured in Tragic Underride Truck Accident

During the morning hours of July 10, a motorist was fatally injured after his Toyota Corolla veered off the highway and ran into the rear of an Amazon Prime tractor trailer that was stopped on the shoulder. The accident occurred on I-95 South near Lorton Road in Virginia. The actual cause of the accident is » Read More


Speed Limiter Proposal Aimed at Preventing Fatal Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are some of the most destructive accidents due to the massive size and weight of the average commercial truck. When a passenger vehicle is involved in a truck accident, the property damage to the car is often extreme. If the occupants of the passenger vehicle were lucky enough to survive the accident, it » Read More


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