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Legislation for Life-Saving Underride Protection Slow to Pass

There are few traffic accidents that are more devastating and destructive than truck accidents. The average passenger vehicle does not stand much of a chance against an 80,000-pound tractor trailer. While most truck accidents cause massive property damage and serious injuries, underride collisions are particularly deadly, because the car ends up underneath the truck, and » Read More

Truck Accidents Caused by Falling Sheets of Ice

If you live in the northeastern United States, you know how hazardous the roads can become when they are covered in ice or snow. If you cannot avoid driving, you know how important it is to drive slowly, and use extra caution in case of black ice or other slick surfaces during the winter. After » Read More

Crash Accountability Program Will Protect Truck Drivers’ Safety Scores

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating, destructive accidents that occur on roads and highways across the country. Because of the massive size and weight of the average truck, it is usually the occupants of the other vehicle involved who suffer the most serious injuries. These crashes are often reflected in a truck driver’s » Read More

FMCSA Focusing on Truck Drivers’ Hours of Service

Since December of 2017, when the deadline to comply with the electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate was passed, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has received 10 petitions from trucking groups who are seeking exemptions from the rule. ELDs ensure that truck drivers follow the hours of service (HOS) rule, which helps prevent devastating » Read More

New Rule Helps Diabetic Truck Drivers Get Behind the Wheel Sooner

For years, there has been an ongoing debate about whether truck drivers who are diabetic and taking insulin should be allowed to operate a commercial truck. In November, a final ruling became effective that will make it easier for diabetic drivers to get a job while successfully managing their condition. The rule eliminates the need » Read More

When Fog and Low Visibility Result in Truck Accidents

Driving a large, commercial truck is nothing like driving a passenger vehicle. The massive size and weight of these vehicles make them difficult to navigate, and the length of the cargo trailers means that they have large blind spots. As such, when other vehicles are either driving directly behind, or next to the truck, the » Read More

Some Truckers Risk Safety to Meet Deadlines

In 2017, fatal truck accidents rose to their highest level in nearly three decades. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,761 fatal large truck accidents nationwide that year, up nine percent from 2016. While trucking industry experts do not always agree on the reason for the rise in truck-related deaths, » Read More

FMCSA to Examine the Impact of Driver Schedules on Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is a serious issue in the trucking industry, and is the reason behind many devastating truck accidents that have occurred in recent years. In an effort to address this problem and prevent future truck accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to conduct a study on how truck drivers’ schedules impact » Read More

Truck Accidents – An Unexpected Hazard of Holiday Travel

As the holiday season quickly approaches, roads tend to get busier and more congested, thanks to the spike in retail shopping and the number of people who travel this time of year. In fact, according to the Bureau of Travel Statistics, over 90 percent of holiday travelers travel by car to get to their destination. » Read More

Making Existing Safety Technology a Requirement

There is no question that truck accidents are some of the most devastating traffic collisions that occur on roads and highways across the country. Because of the massive size and weight of large commercial trucks, it is almost always the occupants of the passenger vehicles that suffer the most devastating injuries. According to recent data » Read More