Underride Truck Crashes Could Become Survivable

A bill currently in the U.S. Congress, the Stop Underride Act of 2017, would require interstate trucks to have guards on the front of trucks and sides of trailers to prevent smaller vehicles from going under trucks during accidents an "underride". If...

Are long trucker commutes endangering the public?

In a state as large as Texas, sharing the road with commercial trucks and vehicles is a way of life. Truckers these days have tough jobs, however, with many of them facing tight schedules, minimal sleep, inclement weather and other hazards. To allevi...

USDOT Taking Steps to Improve Commercial Vehicle Safety

In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced awards of over $70 million in safety-focused grants. States and educational institutions received training, education, and techno...

Preventing Texas Truck Accidents Addresses All Commuters' Safety | Ted B. Lyon & Associates

Jackknife Accidents Can Be Fatal for
Truck Drivers and Nearby Vehicles

In late September, authorities found the body of Jeffrey Cade Harkins in the truck of his overturned cab after a concerned motorist noticed tracks going off the road over the embankment. Harkins was only 46 years old and hailed from Dawson, Texas. ...

Computer Devices Serve As Step Toward Safer Trucking | Ted B. Lyon & Associates

Driver Shortage Means Increased Risk of Truck Crashes

Driver Shortage and Truck Accidents The United States is currently facing a severe shortage of truck drivers. While this fact is alarming, it isn't surprising. Driving a semi-truck is hard:There are the long days and weeks—sometimes even mon...