hours of service regulations & truck accidents

Hours of Service Regulations & Truck Accidents

Hours of Service Regulations & Truck Accidents Semi truck accidents are incredibly dangerous, often resulting in serious injury and death. To help combat the frequency of these accidents, the FMCSA has put forth several hours of service regulati...

trucking company negligence

3 Examples of Truck Company Negligence

Truck accidents have the potential to be the most damaging due to the sheer size of the trucks involved. Due to their ability to cause severe harm, trucking companies have a higher duty of care. When they fail to exercise this duty of care, truck acc...

Truck Driver recieving a medical exam

Audit Finds Weaknesses in Oversight of Truck Driver Medical Exam Data

Audit Finds Weaknesses in Oversight of Truck Driver Medical Exam Data A new audit has revealed multiple flaws in how a key federal agency monitors the qualifications of medical examiners who examine commercial truck drivers and certify they are p...

Truck Drive asleep at wheel

Nearly Half of Commercial Vehicle Drivers at Risk for Sleep Apnea, Study Says

Nearly Half of Commercial Vehicle Drivers at Risk for Sleep Apnea, Study Says Nearly half of commercial vehicle drivers may be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a chronic medical condition that can cause sleepiness behind the wheel, acco...

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Nationwide Trucker Shortage Makes Roads More Dangerous

The trucking industry has struggled with a shortage of truck drivers for most of the 21st century. The American Trucking Association (ATA) first documented the problem in 2005, tracking it ever since. Their most recent report, the 2019 Truck Driver S...

How Can Trucking Companies Improve the Safety of Semi Trucks?

How Can Trucking Companies Improve the Safety of Semi Trucks?

Semi-truck accidents are often fatal. According to the IIHS and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s reporting system, a total of 4,136 people died in large truck crashes in 2018. The majority, 67%, of those crashes were occupants of cars and ot...

Truck Driver Fatigue Myths That Endanger Roadways

We all get tired. It is the nature of life in 2018. Many of us have families, jobs, volunteering, sporting events, chores and other daily routines that consistently drain our energy. No matter how busy you might get, however, you should not get behin...

Are Truckers Held to the Same Distracted Driving Standards?

Twenty years ago, the phrase "distracted driving" wasn't common. Instead, safety efforts to combat drunk driving and increase the use of safety belts were the main safe driving concerns. Today, we all have our cell phones and busy schedules, includin...

Summer Is Not a Vacation From Truck Accident Risks

Although winter driving is treacherous in many parts of the country, summer heat can be just as dangerous. More extreme weather is happening everywhere and during every season, and it seems no state is immune from extreme cold or heat. With summer ap...

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...