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 physically healthy enough to get b...

Why Truck Crashes Have Increased During COVID-19

Why Truck Crashes Have Increased During COVID-19 Delivery truck drivers are working under tight deadlines due to COVID-19, whether they’re under pressure to deliver products to someone’s doorstep or bulk items to stores. The evolution of commerce and on-demand delivery has p...

Why Truck Crashes Have Increased During COVID-19

Delivery truck drivers are working under tight deadlines due to COVID-19, whether they're under pressure to deliver products to someone's doorstep or bulk items to stores. The evolution of commerce and on-demand delivery has put incredible strain on the trucking industry and deli...

Why Stopping Distance Plays a Big Role in Big Rig Rear-End Collisions

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), approximately 20 percent of all truck accidents involve rear-end collisions. The DOT estimates that about 23,000 people are injured, and 700 people are killed each year due to rear-end truck crashes. Specific...

Preventing Texas Truck Accidents Addresses All Commuters’ Safety

While fender benders that slow down your daily commute can be annoying, truck accidents can pose a much more serious threat to everyone on the road. This past May, an 18-wheeler traveling on Interstate 20 collided with an overhead sign, causing the truck to flip and catch fire. ...

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 passed, the legislation would...

Truck Crashes Are Sometimes the Result of Bad Roads-Even in Texas!

Texas sometimes has a reputation for having good roads. After all, we don't get much snow or ice. Everyone knows that we love to drive and often take long trips—it's a very big state. Unfortunately, Texas is not immune from bad road conditions that can cause significant truck c...

Study set to examine truck driver fatigue due to commuting

Because large trucks are so prominent on the road and play a large role in the economy, they will always be part of the landscape. It is wise to give them significant room to operate not just because of their size, but also due to the possibility that the driver might be reckless...

Plan to check for sleep apnea before truck accidents is canceled

The Texas roadways have trucks going back and forth on them all day, every day. These vehicles provide a key service by providing jobs and bringing products from one place to the other. Despite that, these vehicles also carry with them a certain amount of risk. Their size and spe...

How to share the road with semi-trucks

On May 9, a semi-truck collided with an SUV in Sweetwater, resulting in multiple injuries. According to a preliminary synopsis from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver of the tractor-trailer was switching lanes and did not notice the SUV in the other lane. This Swee...