Truck News

It’s Time to Wake Up to the Truck Driver Sleep Apnea Issue

Driver fatigue is a serious issue in the United States, especially among commercial truck drivers. Operating a vehicle while fatigued, especially a heavy truck weighing in at 80,000 pounds, is incredibly risky and can lead to tragic truck crashes. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), [...]

By |2018-07-31T13:17:49-07:00September 13th, 2016|Truck News|

Indiana Truck Crashes Kill Two, Injure Others

Two Indiana truck crashes took place in Indianapolis this week leaving two dead and a number of others injured. One of the Indianapolis truck crashes occurred in the city’s north side claimed the life of a 23-year-old man and left another person with injuries. The other truck accident in the [...]

By |2018-07-31T13:44:56-07:00September 8th, 2016|Truck News|

Some Truckers Exempt from Key FAST Act Highway Safety Rules

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has adopted several new regulations that were outlined in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, also known as the FAST Act. Initially proposed in December, the FAST Act is five-year legislation designed to improve America’s infrastructure, as well as address some key [...]

By |2018-07-31T13:48:35-07:00July 21st, 2016|Blog, Truck News|

Westmoreland County Truck Accident Kills One, Others Injured

The state of Pennsylvania sees a lot of truck accidents on an annual basis. Only four states in the country had more truck accidents in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The most recent Pennsylvania truck accident statistics show that there were 6,596 truck accidents in the [...]

By |2018-07-31T11:25:33-07:00June 14th, 2016|Blog, Truck News|

Mom Fights for Improved Truck Underride Guards After Crash Kills Two Daughters

Marianne Karth lost two of her nine children in a Georgia truck accident. The tragedy inspired the her fight for safer trucking practices, like making sure all trucks in the U.S. are equipped with strong underride guards. Underride guards are those steel bars that you see hanging from the backs [...]

By |2018-07-31T11:57:42-07:00December 14th, 2015|Truck News|

In Effort to Curb Truck Driver Fatigue, NHTSA Now Requires Truckers to Use Electronic Log Device 

Good news for truck safety advocates… The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has finally initiated a rule that requires an estimated three million truck and bus drivers to electronically record the amount of time they spend behind the wheel. The new rule was implemented in an effort to curb truck [...]

By |2018-07-31T12:02:22-07:00December 10th, 2015|Truck News|

String of Pennsylvania Truck Accidents Leave Several Injured

Several recent tractor trailer accidents in Pennsylvania have left a number of people with injuries. These tractor trailer accidents—which occurred in Lower Macungie Township, Bensalem, Berks County, Pittsburgh, Buffalo Township and Hermitage—likely could have been avoided had it not been for driver inattention. Four Injured from Semi Truck Crash on I-476 [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:59:12-07:00October 27th, 2015|Truck News|

Big Rigs Apparently Aren’t Big Enough

Thirty-nine states have angered truck companies by not allowing them to double the number of trailers they can attach to their tractors. Current data disproves any notion that double trailers are even as safe as singles. Allowing corporations to double their loads would be putting profit over human life. So, [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:53:38-07:00July 6th, 2015|Blog, Rons Rants, Truck News|

Pennsylvania Tractor Trailer Accident in Construction Zone Sends Three to Hospital

Delmont, Pennsylvania Three people sustained injuries and had to be taken to area hospitals on Tuesday morning after a multiple-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer. Emergency responders answered the 6:00 a.m. 911 call at the intersection of Route 22 and Cloverleaf Drive in Westmoreland County. Local law enforcement officials say the [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:51:20-07:00June 30th, 2015|Truck News|

Traffic Engineers Fiddle While Big Rigs Crash

The L.A. Times published an article by Dan Weikel listing the most dangerous parts of Southern California’s highways where most semi truck accidents occur each year. Although this information is important in educating the public, attorney Ronald Goldman believes more must be done. He believes Congress, the Department of Transportation and [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:48:32-07:00June 2nd, 2015|Blog, Rons Rants, Truck News|