Why Truck Accidents May Be More Common in Winter
While the winters in Phoenix are not as extreme as they are in the Northeast or Midwest, the cold weather can still create dangerous conditions for truck drivers and other motorists on the road. It’s not just careless truck drivers that should be held liable for winter truck accidents. The trucking companies that hire the…Read More
Truck Fatalities Nationwide Are Rising
Truck accidents are much more likely to cause deaths than car accidents for many reasons. Trucks are simply much bigger, longer, wider, taller, and heavier than cars. When a truck strikes another car, the odds are high that the car will be crushed, causing fatal injuries to the occupants. The drivers and passengers in small…Read More
Is introducing Trucking to Younger Drivers the Right Choice?
Since 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been talking about a pilot trucking program that will allow drivers between 18 and 20 years old to haul heavy cargo in 18-wheelers. If this program is approved, it would lower the age of eligible truck drivers and possibly lead to an increase of truck…Read More
Is UPS Dangerous?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently rejected UPS’s second request to be exempt from particular safety requirements. One of those requirements was a mandatory two years of experience for long-haul truck drivers. With the first request, the FMCSA stated that the company failed to demonstrate that they would be able to either maintain…Read More
Why Are Jackknife Accidents So Dangerous?
Have you ever looked at a truck accident and instinctively knew that the driver suffered serious injuries? The tractor-trailer may have swerved off of the road or was tilted in a certain position and it just looked terrible. A jackknife accident is one of those truck accidents that creates that type of damage. You only…Read More
The Dangers of Bridge Strikes by Commercial Trucks
Have you ever noticed those signs around tunnels that warn trucks of a certain height not to travel through them? There is a reason why those signs are posted. When trucks of a certain height attempt to travel through a structure that is too low, a bridge strike accident is guaranteed. Truck drivers who become…Read More
What Are Speed Limiters on Commercial Trucks?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) recently published a notice of intent to proceed with rulemaking requiring speed limiters on commercial vehicles. Safety advocates believe speed limiters can prevent thousands of fatal traffic accidents each year, but truck drivers have their hesitations about the technology. Today’s blog provides an explainer about speed limiters and…Read More
What to Do if You’re in a Crash with a Post Office Truck
Last month, a mail truck driver was lucky to survive a serious jackknifing accident in Weston, Massachusetts. While traveling across a 50 foot bridge along the Charles River, a semi-truck jackknifed and crashed into the river. Thankfully, the driver survived the crash, and endured no injuries. Even better, there were fire rescue workers who were…Read More
Failure to Yield Is the Leading Cause of Truck Accidents
One of the most popular ways to ship large amounts of cargo across the continental US is by truck (or tractor trailer). It is no shock to go onto any freeway, especially here in Arizona, and see at least a couple of the moving behemoths sharing the roads with you. With these large vehicles, however,…Read More
FMCSA Considering Teens for Long-Haul Trucking Program
A proposed pilot program by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will allow drivers as young as 18 years old to haul heavy cargo in commercial trucks across state lines. This pending legislation, backed by a bipartisan group of policymakers, would lower the age of long-haul truckers and address the growing shortage of truck…Read More