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 […]
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. Factors of Truck Accidents Factors like the weather and the time of the day may increase the chances […]
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 […]
Trucking safety is a top priority when it comes to the issue of making our roadways safer. A recent truck accident in New Jersey involving a famous comedian highlights this point well. The truck accident, which occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike on Sunday, left comedian Tracy Morgan and others with serious injuries, and one […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released the results of a study which found that the use of electronic hours-of-service recording devices can lower the risk of truck accidents. The study found that trucks equipped with such a device were 11.7 percent less likely to become involved in an accident. In addition, the crash […]
Truck accidents can occur anywhere, but according to a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are certain states where they are more likely to occur. The report looked at data from 2012, during which year there were a total of 3,802 fatal truck crashes nationwide. That is about 8.3 percent of […]