There's a lot of construction on the roads at this time of year, and many road crews are rushing to try to wrap up their projects before the fall weather hits. That can make for a frustrating -- and dangerous -- commute for many drivers.
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.
You've heard of so-called "autonomous vehicles." Maybe you've even seen one or two on the road. But are you ready for self-driving trucks?
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.
If you ever sat in bumper-to-bumper freeway traffic after an accident involving a jackknifed semitruck, you may have wondered just how the truck driver managed to get their rig maneuvered into such a disastrous position in the first place.
There's a steady stream of goods being transported daily around the nation -- most of them in commercial trucks of some kind or another. All that cargo has to be properly secured, however, for truckers to make it safely to their destinations. Mistakes can be devastating.
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.
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.
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.
A bill is pending in the U.S. Senate that would mandate that new commercial vehicles weighing at least 26,001 pounds be equipped so that they can't travel at speeds greater than 65 miles per hour.