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- Be Safe Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day has become the unofficial start to summer in the United States, and with it comes an increased risk of car accidents involving drunk drivers.
- Driverless Trucks May be the Future
It is a well-known fact in the trucking industry that truck accidents involving big-rigs and 18-wheelers can be catastrophic, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. Autonomous driving technology has been gaining traction in the personal vehicle market in recent years, and the trucking industry is following suit.
- Sleep Apnea and Risk of Crash
Not surprisingly, truck drivers who suffer from sleep apnea and do not follow their recommended treatment program are much more likely to be involved in a serious crash.
- Car Accident Victims Often Suffer Joint Injuries Down The Road
by Cantor Crane
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are more than 37,000 deaths each year due to automobile accidents. Additionally, there are 2.35 million people who are either seriously injured or disabled in car crashes. The unfortunate issue is that at times, injuries are not instant. Instead, injuries can take time before they are noticed. For example, being rear-ended by a drunk driver. You might not have back pain for the first week but start to notice severe pain.
- Inadequate Training and Commercial Truck Accidents
Truck drivers occupy a safety-sensitive position. They operate vehicles that are very heavy and dangerous when involved in an accident. Sometimes they also carry goods that can be dangerous in the event of an accident.
- Drug Testing of Truck Drivers
Given the potential dangerousness of driving a large vehicle in an impaired state, laws have been established to help prevent drugged driving. Truck drivers are subject to a number of state and federal regulations, including the requirement to be drug tested.
- Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers
Truck drivers and the companies for whom they work must follow stringent guidelines regarding the hours that they can work. Violating these rules can subject the truck driver and trucking company to fines and potential civil liability.
- April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
With the growing technology available in new cars, drivers are now able to call, text and even check social media through their dashboard “infotainment” systems.
- New Rule Targets Unsafe Trucking Companies
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to add a new rule that would make it easier to take unsafe trucks off the road. The rule is designed to enhance and simplify the agency’s ability to identify motor carriers who violate safety rules and prohibit them from continuing operations until they improve.
- FMCSA to Require Electronic Log Books
Driver log books, also known as a driver’s record of duty status, can be a valuable source of evidence in any truck accident investigation.