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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

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