Most people have no idea how much the average truck accident costs in terms of financial losses for those injured or killed.
Increasingly, Christmas cheer is being brought to our doorsteps by deliverymen.
Would it surprise you to learn that the No. 1 predictor of a fatal trucking accident is simply the number of commercial trucks that are on the road?
A birthday celebration in New Jersey turned into a deadly accident when the celebrants took to the road after having a few beers at the local bar.
Truck drivers are required to keep track of four major things in their log books: the amount of time they spend off duty, on duty, actually driving and sleeping.
It's hard not to be a little apprehensive when you're sharing the road with some big rigs -- if you know anything about them, you know rollovers are always a possibility.
New research, partially funded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), indicates that almost one-third of the nation's truckers are suffering from sleep deprivation due to sleep apnea.
Given the sheer mass of an 18-wheeler and the amount of damage one can cause in an accident, there's no room on the road for unqualified drivers.
Last week, we covered some general steps for staying safe behind the wheel. When you're a commercial truck driver or if you have reason to drive a larger truck or van for any reason, following simple safety tips isn't always enough. Heavier machinery can be more difficult to control, and you shouldn't drive such vehicles without the proper training and credentials. Some larger trucks, such as rented moving trucks, don't require special credentials, but you should avoid driving them if you have any questions about your ability to maneuver on the road safely.
semi-trailer truck accidents can kill people who are just trying to go about their normal daily activities. Distracted semi-trailer truck drivers can cause these accidents simply because they aren't focused on driving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has some rules that forbid truckers from certain distractions when they are driving.