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.
A U.S. Postal Service truck driver died in a crash on the Garden Grove (22) Freeway in Orange County recently, the California Highway Patrol reported.
More truck drivers in California and across the U.S. are using hands-free devices for their cellphones, but that doesn't mean drivers are free of distractions.
You've been in an accident with a commercial truck on a busy California boulevard. The driver calls for an ambulance. His boss rings the doorbell seemingly the minute you get home from the hospital, offering to settle.
With our beautiful Southern California weather, we don't have to drive through snow or contend with icy roads in December. Still, with winter knocking on the door, it's a good time for a reminder about driving in that other four-letter word: rain.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics released this fall showed some good news: The number of traffic fatalities in the country fell in 2017.
A fun family trip to a youth baseball tournament in California ended in tragedy recently.