Trucking industry lobbyists continue to push for nationwide legalization of massive, super-long combination trucks despite significant data showing that they’re unsafe and would create a negative impact on highway safety.Read More
Existing truck safety technology could prevent tens of thousands of devastating truck crashes each year, but many trucking companies are slow to adopt these innovations, citing short-term cost concerns.Read More
Drivers of passenger cars and large trucks alike are being put at risk for a deadly trucking accident thanks to trucking companies that change their names to dodge inspections and avoid being held accountable for safety and maintenance violations.Read More
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the government agency responsible for regulating the trucking industry and protecting the public from unsafe trucks and trucking companies. Recently, though, the FMCSA has been granting more exemptions from vital truck inspections, which could undermine the agency’s mission and lead to more truck wrecks on our highways.Read More
In general, the holidays are one of the most dangerous times to travel on the road: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s all tend to have a far greater number of fatal traffic accidents compared to an average day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).Read More
If you’ve ever seen a truck parked for the night in the emergency shoulder area of a highway, you might have wondered what special law exists that gives truckers the right to park there and rest.Read More
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently released data from its unannounced brake safety enforcement event, Brake Safety Day, and as usual, the results aren’t reassuring for the public.
On May 3, 2017, CVSA enforcement personnel inspected more than 9,500 commercial trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes as well as brake-system and antilock braking system (ABS) violations. More than one in five vehicles were placed out of service with critical violations during the event, which was part of the CVSA’s Operation Airbrake safety initiative.Read More
When someone is injured or passes away as a result of a tractor-trailer accident, victims can pursue compensation for physical, financial, and emotional hardships they suffered. Below, we will take a look at some of the rules and regulations for truck drivers and trucking companies — and discuss what you should do if you’ve been injured in a trucking crash.Read More
Deadly truck crashes are an all-too-common occurrence in the United States. The competing priorities of truckers, shipping companies, trucking industry lobbyists, and legislators can cause friction and confusion, and these agendas often overshadow the number one priority: getting a cargo load from point A to point B safely and without incident.Read More
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