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Truck & Commercial Vehicle Accident Blog

Hours-of-Service Changes Making Roads Safer

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a report detailing the positive impact that a 2011 safety mandate has had in reducing bus and truck-related crashes. Since the change in trucking hours-of-service  (HOS) for commercial… Read More

Fiery Semi-Truck Accident Kills Four

A fiery accident early Monday morning between a semi-truck and another vehicle left four dead, including two adults, one of whom was pregnant, and two children. The accident occurred around 6:35 a.m. on an exit ramp on Interstate 20. According to the… Read More

Incorrectly Loaded Trucks and Falling Cargo

Semi-trucks play an important role in the U.S. economy, transferring goods and other important cargo across the country. However, sometimes that cargo can pose a serious threat to other motorists on the roads. No one expects for a large item to come… Read More

Accidents Kill Trucker, Injure Three Firefighters

A chain of accidents that began early morning on Sunday, July 26, 2015, left a truck driver dead and three firefighters injured. Police and firefighters first responded to a serious accident on Texas 183 between Belt Line and Story roads just after 3… Read More

NHTSA Upgrading Truck Underride Rules

Through its initiative to upgrade trucking standards and improve underride protections, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the rear-underride crash protection of single-unit trucks. The… Read More

Bill Proposes to Lower Truck Driver Age Requirements

Lawmakers are considering allowing drivers as young as 18 to drive big rigs across the nation. Supporters say with proper oversight, teen truckers exhibit the same safety threshold as older truck drivers. However, critics say the move is a disaster waiting… Read More

Samsung Technology Hopes to Make Trucks Safer

What if you could see through a large semi-truck to know what is coming down the road ahead before passing? Samsung, one of the worlds leading technology companies, has developed a prototype that can do just that. Through the use of large screens on… Read More

Self-Driving Truck Hits the Road

We've heard of self-driving cars, but what about self-driving trucks? Meet America's first licensed self-driving commercial truck. It is being billed as the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United… Read More

Consequences of Speeding Trucks

Speeding. This may be the most common cause of truck accidents. It appears that many truckers and drivers view speed limits as options instead of as legal guidelines that must be followed. Speeding in a regularly-sized car is dangerous, but speeding… Read More

Trucking Groups Push Speed Limit Regulations

The American Trucking Association (ATA) is renewing its call for reduced truck speeds. The association is asking the Department of Transportation to establish a rule requiring speed limiters, also known as Electronic Control Modules (ECM) on all large… Read More