NHTSA Has No Idea How Many Drug-Impaired Truck Drivers Are Out There

Drug Impaired Truck Driver Accidents

Law enforcement has many methods of testing for alcohol-impaired driving and they can decisively identify those driving drunk. There is an imbalance, however, in enforcement when it comes to drug-impaired driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for ensuring road safety and minimizing risks associated with impaired driving. However, a critical issue…

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Truck and Train Accidents Are More Common Than You Think

Truck and Train Accidents

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…

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Can This Software Help Reduce Commercial Truck Accidents?

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…

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Truck Accident Fatalities Jumped Drastically in 2021

Truck Accident Fatalities

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…

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What Is the FMCSA’s “Patterns of Safety Violation Rule”?

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…

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What You Should Know About Truck Rollover Accidents

Truck Rollover Accident

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…

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Technology That Can Help Reduce Truck Accidents? Yes, Please!

Truck Safety Technology

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…

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What Are the Dangers of Jackknifing Trucks?

Truck Jackknife Accident Injury

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…

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Why Trucks Are Dangerous While They’re Turning

Turning Truck Accidents

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…

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