The number of injuries from trucking crashes is alarming but, considering the pressure put on drivers by trucking companies, shippers, and brokers, the increase in…
A recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that showed a jump in percentage of fatalities in truck accidents from 2015, both in total vehicle fatalities as well as fatalities involving large trucks. Now, a number of members of Congress have joined together to introduce the “Stop Underrides Act of 2017.”
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately 4,000 people were killed in a decade span in collisions involving underride (between 1994 and 2014). Of that number, around 1,530 were related to side underride crashes.
News reports this past month focused on new records being reached in shipments via truck in the United States. In light of recent accidents between…
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