When fatigue is a suspected truck accident claim, the above standards are effective approaches to how the accident may have occurred.
Significant amendments to the hours-of-service regulations for truckers took effect in 2013, designed to improve safety of the motoring public by reducing truck driver fatigue. It was estimated these regulations would save 19 lives and prevent approximately 1,400 crashes and […]
As Congress rushed to finalize a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government funded into next year, trucking and highway safety took a backseat. A provision, written by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) rolled back hours of service requirements […]
In the wake of the semi truck crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and others and which killed comedian James (“Jimmy Mack”) McNair, Wal-Mart said it would “take full responsibility” if its tractor trailer caused the accident. However, Wal-Mart’s […]
The Department of Transportation has an online tool that allows the public to see motor carrier (read: commercial trucking company) safety and performance data. It’s called the Safety Measurement System and it is compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier […]
Comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured over the weekend when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a semi truck and trailer. The trucking crash has put a spotlight on the dangers of tired truck drivers as reports […]
New hours of service requirements for truck drivers took effect July 1, 2013 New hours of service rules for truck drivers took effect July 1, 2013. The new rules are designed to improve safety by limiting the number of hours […]
Trucking companies have begun implementing separate training programs for inexperienced drivers because “[y]ou have to teach [them] completely differently.” An article in the trucking industry publication, Transport Topics, suggested that truck companies are turning to such programs to increase […]
A shortage of safe, qualified semi truck drivers is still affecting the trucking industry. CNN published a recent online article that claims there is currently a 20,000-30,000 worker…
Conspicuity. It's awkward word for a deadly problem.
Conspicuity refers to a driver's ability to see, perceive, identify, and appreciate a semi-truck's position and speed on…