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...

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...

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...