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...

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...

Truck Wrecks Across Texas: Here’s What You Should Know

It can be hard to get a clear picture of the state of truck accidents in Texas without looking at the data. Fortunately, there are several places to look. The Texas Department of Transportation collects and reports on motor vehicle accident facts ann...

Safety Defects Played Large Role in Trucking Accident Cases

Tractor trailers with safety defects were twice as likely to be involved in a serious accident as properly-maintained vehicles with up-to-date safety equipment. In a controlled study, more than a third of these accidents involved fatal injuries and 1...