Truck Accidents

Buckle Up: Your Life Depends on It

There’s probably no single piece of auto safety equipment that has a stronger role to play in your safety than a seat belt.  For decades now, buckling up and making sure that everyone in your car is buckled up as well has been the most effective way to minimize the risk of serious injury in […]

Brain Injuries More Common Than Believed

We typically think of college football players or athletes when we think of high rates of brain injury, but head injury rates are high even in the general population. According to a new study, about 1 out of every 6 adults has suffered a head injury that has resulted in them losing consciousness for at least a […]

New Federal Rule Makes it Easier for Truckers with Diabetes to Drive

Truck drivers with diabetes who were hitherto barred from driving unless they had an exemption from the federal administration, can now operate commercial trucks under certain conditions. Earlier truckers who suffered from insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) were prohibited from driving commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce unless they received an exemption from the Federal Motor […]

Safety Systems Can Help Reduce Truck Accident Risks

Sophisticated safety systems, like the ones that currently exist on many models of automobiles, can substantially reduce truck accident risks. However, the trucking industry has remained largely skeptical of the benefits of these systems. Data indicates that there has been an increase in the number of truck accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway […]

Food Truck Rollover Spill Memes? A Bad Idea and Here’s Why.

A recent truck rollover accident involving a tanker carrying several tons of liquid chocolate led to viral internet memes that featured highways flowing with molten chocolate and smart captions. However, these memes don’t do justice to the underlying seriousness of such accidents. There is no way to know exactly how many such food truck accidents happen every […]

Trucking Rule to Prevent Fatigue-Related Accidents Now in Effect

The federal administration’s new trucking rule that would require the use of digital tracking technology in all commercial trucks, is soon to go into effect. However, all initial reports suggest that there are still quite a few quibbles with the technology that need to be ironed out. As of April 1, the Federal Motor Carrier […]