Truck and Train Accidents Are More Common Than You Think
After two Norfolk Southern trains derailed in Ohio in February and March 2023, people are starting to take more notice of train accidents occurring across the United States. It turns out that train accidents are more common than most people think. In 2022 alone, there were over 1,100 train derailments around the country, which is…Read More
Why Truck Accident Lawsuits Are Different from Other Vehicle Claims
Since the law and its procedures are meant to cover as many human experiences as possible, there is just no way for it to NOT be complicated. For every bill, there are caveats and exceptions; a long list of factors that can change a case this way and that. The average layperson typically doesn’t need…Read More
Can This Software Help Reduce Commercial Truck Accidents?
Technology firm Idelic recently announced a new product designed to help commercial truck fleets negotiate lower insurance rates. By gathering and analyzing data from its various safety software programs, Idelic can identify high-risk drivers. Fleet managers will be able to provide proper intervention and coaching. This caught our attention, as a successful implementation of this…Read More
Truck Accident Fatalities Jumped Drastically in 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for a lot of detrimental effects on society. Of course, we first think of the virus being spread and causing illnesses. Next, we may think about the quarantines, and the financial losses suffered by small businesses and towns. One detriment we may not think about is the effect the pandemic…Read More
What Is the FMCSA’s “Patterns of Safety Violation Rule”?
The Patterns of Safety Violation is a rule initiated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in January of 2014. The FMCSA has authority, given by the Secretary of Transportation, to set up safety standards regulating the operation and equipment of a motor carrier working in interstate commerce. This rule allows the agency to…Read More
What You Should Know About Truck Rollover Accidents
Can you imagine driving on the highway and watching a truck roll over? Even worse, can you imagine driving next to a truck who is driving too fast for your liking and can tip over at any minute? Unfortunately, this can easily become a reality. Rollover accidents are one of the most common and deadliest…Read More
Technology That Can Help Reduce Truck Accidents? Yes, Please!
We’re sure that many drivers would feel safer sharing the roads with trucks if they knew the drivers were less distracted on the roads. Even though many motorists refrain from using cell phones while driving, truck drivers can cause serious damage if they become distracted while driving. Fortunately, a California-based startup company agrees, and may…Read More
What Are the Dangers of Jackknifing Trucks?
Trucks and 18-wheelers are common sights on the road, but they are dangerous. With their large, unwieldy, and heavy trailers, truck drivers must operate their vehicles in different ways than the average sized car. Truck drivers have to stop sooner, make wider turns, and be aware of their increased blind spots. If one wrong thing…Read More
Why Trucks Are Dangerous While They’re Turning
Trucks are dangerous enough when they travel in a straight line. Controlling a truck is even more difficult during a turn. They’re big and bulky, and their blind spots are large. This is why so many commercial drivers are required to have a special license to operate trucks; they need to be safe, and other…Read More
Why Truck Accidents Cause Such Catastrophic Injuries
When big trucks and small cars meet, the results are never good. For the sake of perspective, the difference in mass between big rigs and passenger vehicles is about the same difference between an average adult male and a newborn infant. More specifically, if a fully loaded big rig were scaled down to around 200lbs,…Read More