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Construction Zone Safety for Trucks

For truck drivers, driving through construction zones can feel like navigating through an obstacle course. Speed limit reductions, narrowed lanes, slow and halted traffic, shifting lanes, merges, and flaggers all create unexpected traffic patterns. This can even make it difficult enough for small vehicles. Larger sized vehicles come with longer stopping distances, so they may » Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Truck Accidents

There is no doubt that truck accidents are some of the most destructive and devastating accidents that occur on roads and highways across the country. The property damage is often extreme and if the victims involved were lucky enough to survive the crash, they most likely suffered severe injuries. Unfortunately, truck accidents are all too » Read More

Trucker Shortage Problem in the United States

In recent years, there has been a steady decline in commercial truck drivers in this country. Industry experts point to several factors, including high turnover rates, an aging workforce, and safety concerns. Truck companies are trying to entice truck drivers with higher wages and signing bonuses. Further, new legislation would allow 18-year-olds to drive a » Read More

Trucking Industry Led by Individuals Who Have Never Driven a Truck

From the recent audit that the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General launched into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) medical certification procedures, to issues related to hours of service, truck drivers have expressed their frustration over the fact that none of the people in high-powered industry positions have ever driven a truck. » Read More

How Automation Will Impact the Future of the Trucking Industry

Autonomous technology continues to be a hot topic in the transportation industry, particularly in the commercial trucking industry. There are undeniable benefits to utilizing autonomous trucks, including increased productivity and potentially fewer devastating truck accidents. However, the shift towards self-driving trucks is likely to have a significant impact on the labor pool, as many of » Read More

DOT Inspector General to Audit FMCSA’s Medical Certification Program 

According to recent data from the Department of Transportation (DOT), there was an 11 percent increase in fatal truck accidents from 2012 to 2017. In response to this concerning spike in fatalities, the DOT Inspector General will be conducting an audit of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) medical certification program, to ensure that » Read More

FMCSA May Consider a More Flexible Hours of Service Proposal

Drowsy driving is a serious problem in the trucking industry due to long hours behind the wheel and tight deadlines imposed on drivers. A 12-month, split sleeper berth pilot program was created in order to collect safety information about drivers who split their sleeper berth time, rather than spend ten consecutive hours in the sleeper » Read More

Lack of Truck Parking Options Creates Safety Concerns  

When a truck driver is nearing the end of a shift or needs to pull over to take a much-needed nap, it can be extremely challenging to find a safe and convenient place to park the rig. Metro areas with heavy traffic are particularly challenging, but according to a safety official from the Federal Highway » Read More

Safety Officials Express Concern Over Rise in Truck Occupant Fatalities

Due to the massive size of large commercial trucks, they can cause serious property damage and devastating injuries when they are involved in a traffic accident. In most cases, it is the occupants of the passenger vehicles that suffer the most severe, often fatal injuries. However, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), » Read More

Dangers of Driving in a Truck’s Blind Spots

Driving on a busy highway means sharing the road with other vehicles, including large, commercial trucks. Driving next to one of these massive vehicles can be a bit intimidating due to the sheer size and weight of the truck compared to the average passenger vehicle. In fact, according to the United States Department of Transportation » Read More