Obesity may increase risk factors for commercial drivers to be involved in a crash by nearly 50 percent

February 20, 2014 - A new study indicates that obesity in commercial truck drivers could contribute to a higher risk for them to be involved in an accident, particularly if they are new to the job. The study... Read More

Statistics indicate 12 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities involve collisions with commercial vehicles

January 24, 2014 - Each year, more than 4,000 people die in collisions with trucks and although these trucks make up less than four percent of all passenger vehicles on U.S. roads, 12 percent of all motor... Read More

Trucking companies say they are exempt from state wage and hour laws

December 30, 2013 - Court documents filed by a group of Southern California port trucking companies accused of fraudulently misclassifying its regular drivers as independent contractors demonstrate how these... Read More

Statistics show increase in injuries, deaths from commercial truck, bus crashes

December 10, 2013 - The number of highway deaths in the U.S. climbed in 2012 to 33,561 – an increase of 1,082 from 2011, according to preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety... Read More

18-wheeler driver fatigue leads to tragic crash causing death and catastrophic injury

November 11, 2013 - The Paraults were traveling through Alabama when their world was turned upside down when a big rig suddenly changed lanes and crashed into their vehicle. Read More

Deadly freight truck crash exposes serious violations of federal safety laws, risk to public safety

October 22, 2013 - Fatal crash underlines the critical importance of safety regulations governing the trucking industry and the need for better oversight to ensure everyone on or near a road remains safe. Read More

Stronger cab guards could protect drivers in 18-wheeler crashes, rollover accidents

October 8, 2013 - A Lowndesboro, Ala., man, Jerry Albritton, was unfortunately killed when the log truck he was driving overturned in Lowndes County Monday afternoon. According to the Alabama Highway Patrol,... Read More

Fatigued truck drivers present a huge danger on highways

September 24, 2013 - Fatigue for truck drivers is a very serious problem, which has the potential to become deadly when someone is behind the wheel of a tractor trailer truck. Read More

18-wheeler accidents can be prevented with attention to safety rules

September 4, 2013 - Many 18-wheeler and heavy truck accidents could be avoided and consequently many lives saved if truck drivers will correctly respond to dangerous situations regardless of whether the driver... Read More

Two 18-wheelers, car involved in Montgomery wreck

October 12, 2010 - Four people were taken to the hospital after a wreck involving two 18-wheelers and an automobile in Montgomery Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened around 3:00pm at... Read More

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