“Austin Don’t Rush” program. Austin Mayor Steve Adler recently announced a new initiative called “Austin Don’t Rush” to help combat traffic congestion and called for Monday, May 11th to be the first public holiday to kick off this initiative. With a decade-long boom in population growth, transportation in Austin is now at a tipping point […]
Recently, a video of a dump truck driving through an Austin intersection and causing an accident involving 4 other vehicles has gone viral. The dash cam video shows the moment when a dump truck, carrying a load of gravel to a location on Jester Boulevard on RM 2222, runs an intersection striking several vehicles, runs […]
The term “Intermodal” refers to using two or more means of transporting large containers of freight. These shipping containers are filled at the beginning of their journey and are unpacked once they reach their final destination. These are the containers you see bolted to rail cars or truck trailers being transported across the country or […]
As road fatalities decrease across the country, they continue to increase here in Texas. Texas currently leads the nation in accidents involving large trucks due to the increase in gas drilling throughout the state. Large trucks and commercial vehicles have crowded our roadways and things could be getting worse. Thanks to proposed national legislation, 18 […]
Freightliner’s new line of autonomous trucks, the Inspiration, recently received approval to drive on US highways in Nevada, and the Peterbilt line of driverless diesels will soon join them. The new autonomous trucks are designed to make the roads safer and may be making their way to Texas soon.
Truck accidents occur often on highways and hazardous roads. It is hard to predict a collision, so it is important to know and be aware of your surroundings, especially where there are often large trucks on the roads.
In an era where there are so many semi trucks, tractor-trailers and big rigs plying the highways of Texas, accidents involving them are becoming quite common. Sometimes the accident is caused by the truck driver’s active negligence while at other times it is due to lack of care by the trucking company (or passive negligence). […]
Trucking safety is an issue that concerns all of us who make use of public roads, and this safety is largely dependent on truckers abiding by federal safety rules. As readers may know, the trucking industry is currently pushing to roll back changes to federal safety rules that impact rest breaks for truckers and to […]
Texans who routinely pay attention to truck safety news know that the issue has been increasing in importance not only over the last several months but over the last several years as the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks across the state has increased. Truck accidents, of course, can happen for all kinds of […]
Readers may remember that actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a serious truck accident back in June on the New Jersey Turnpike. That accident left Morgan in serious condition, injured two others, and killed comedian James McNair. Morgan subsequently filed a personal injury lawsuit against Walmart for its negligence in contributing to the truck accident. […]