Federal Regulations Written to Help Prevent Truck Crashes

Because of their size and weight, commercial trucks are capable of causing extremely serious injuries should an accident occur. As a result, the federal government has passed various laws holding semi-truck drivers, as well as trucking companies, responsible when they fail to comply with applicable federal regulations. While the standards may be high, the public’s safety is… Learn More »

Recent Trucking Regulations Impact Safety

Driver fatigue is often overlooked as a cause for traffic accidents. Truck drivers are especially affected by fatigue given the nature of their job and work schedules. Previous studies have shown that a truck driver remaining awake for 17 hours results in response times 50% slower than that of a well-rested driver. Another factor that… Learn More »

7 Rules for Safe Driving Around Semi-Trucks

This weekend, many of us will hit the road to see family for the holidays – and snow, rain and ice blanket many of the roads. Even the most cautious drivers need an occasional reminder about sharing the road with trucks. There has been an uptick in the number of fatalities in truck-related accidents: leading… Learn More »

Trucking Group Opposes New Safety Regulations

The rest periods before professional truck drivers can start a new workweek, known as restarts, are under review by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). A new rule, scheduled to go into effect in July 2013, mandates a 34-hour rest period before drivers can start a new week. The controversy in the trucking industry… Learn More »