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The holiday delivery season has started: Drivers beware!

The 2020 holiday season has rolled around fast, and a lot of folks have already started shopping. It's estimated that the vast majority of them will be using the internet to do it. Conservative estimates indicate that e-commerce sales may climb 25% over the totals for 2019.

The danger of an improperly secured truck load

Have you ever been on the road behind a truck with a visible load that doesn't seem to be all that secure? Maybe it was a commercial vehicle that was piled to the brim with safety straps that barely seemed adequate for the job. Maybe it was a regular pickup truck and the owner seemed determined to make one trip hauling their load suffice for what should have been two.

How caffeine can lead to truck accidents

If you're like most Americans, you can't wait to grab that first cup of coffee in the morning. Therefore, it's probably no surprise to you that truckers sometimes consume massive amounts of caffeine on the job. After all, caffeine is the number one stimulant used to help people stay awake when they're putting in long hours on the job.

How serious of a factor is sleep apnea for truck drivers?

While many individuals who cohabitate with someone who has sleep apnea (SA) often complain about that person's snoring, this disorder is far more serious than it appears on the surface. This condition affects an individual's ability to breathe while sleeping. An individual may not enjoy restful sleep and thus wake up more fatigued than others if they suffer from SA. Data compiled by Freight Waves (FW) shows that some 35% of truckers have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. This is a very scary statistic.

What are ways to avoid becoming involved in a truck crash?

Some of the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents are those that involve tractor-trailers and cars. These are the types of crashes that often result in motorists suffering the most serious types of injuries or being killed. There are things that motorists can do to minimize their risk of becoming involved in a truck accident though.

How underride guards can help save lives in truck accidents

Underride guards are important pieces of equipment installed on commercial trucks throughout the country. In fact, rear underride guards are required by law on all commercial tractor trailers. These guards prevent vehicles that slam into the rear of a tractor-trailer from going underneath the rear of the truck in an accident. Let's explore how side underride guards can help save lives in truck accidents in today's post.

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