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Truck Upgrades Make Fleets Safer and More Cost-Effective

Many commercial trucking companies are replacing their older trucks with newer, more eco-friendly trucks that come equipped with a range of advanced safety technology. Although the cost to invest in a fleet of new trucks is significant, the truck companies will see immediate cost savings in fuel and maintenance. More importantly, the improved safety technology » Read More

Steps to Take If You are Involved in a Tow Truck Accident

Like ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars, tow trucks are considered first responders since they assist law enforcement and other emergency responders by quickly and safely removing a vehicle that was damaged in a traffic accident. As a result, motorists are expected to give tow truck drivers the same courtesy that they give to ambulances, » Read More

What are the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating and destructive accidents that occur on busy roads and highways across the country, often resulting in extensive property damage and serious injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to highway collisions, the average passenger vehicle is no match for an 80,000-pound commercial truck. Many of these accidents can be » Read More

FMCSA Increases Annual Random Controlled Substances Testing Percentage

In January 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reduced the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing from 50 percent of the average number of driver positions to 25 percent. Effective January 1, 2020, the agency will double the minimum rate for random controlled substance testing, reestablishing it to 50 percent. » Read More

What Should I Consider Before Becoming a Truck Driver?

Whether you are changing careers or looking for a new adventure, it is common to have several questions racing through your mind, especially if you were looking to be in the demanding field of truck driving. As with any change in life, it is comforting to know that there are others who have gone through » Read More

Truck Maintenance in Cold Weather

Maintaining big-rig trucks is crucial as the winter approaches. According to the American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council, roadside failures of trucks increased by about 22 percent from the last quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019. This indicates that winter weather can play a big role in the safety of the » Read More

FMCSA Delays Truck Driver Training

To prevent as many devastating truck accidents as possible, it is imperative that truck drivers are properly trained on how to safely operate such a massive vehicle. The Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule will ensure that entry-level drivers who are applying for a commercial driver’s license receive the training they need. However, the Federal » Read More

Self-Driving Truck Completes Cross-Country Trip

According to a spokesperson from Land O’Lakes, the end of the year is peak butter-time, likely due to the amount of cooking and baking that people do during the holidays. Shortly before Thanksgiving, Land O’Lakes had a large shipment of butter that needed to be delivered from California to Pennsylvania. This gave Plus.ai, a Silicon » Read More

When is a Truck Accident Most Likely to Occur?

When a passenger vehicle is involved in a truck accident, the injuries and property damage is often extensive. Due to the massive size and weight of a large commercial truck, it is usually the occupants of the passenger vehicles who suffer the most injuries and fatalities. If motorists have a better understanding of when these » Read More

Winter Weather Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Driving a large commercial truck for a living is not always an easy job. Long hours behind the wheel, tight deadlines, and time away from family are just a few challenges of being a truck driver. When the temperatures begin to drop and the weather forecast calls for ice, snow, or freezing rain, the job » Read More