What are some winter tips for avoiding truck crashes?
Winter is here, and with the ice and snow comes a real risk of truck accidents. One of the major causes is when the wind picks up and pushes against the tall trailers these vehicles pull. Combined with ice and snow, they could be more likely to swerve or move between lanes accidentally.If you...read more
Avoid crashes by being safe around large trucks
Truck crashes happen for many reasons. Some drivers get too tired and cross into other lanes. Some are aggressive and travel too closely. Others go off the road due to wind shear and end up causing pile-up collisions when losing control.The truth is that truck drivers have control of extremely large and heavy vehicles....read more
New bill would limit tractor-trailer truck speeds to 65 mph
Large trucks can be a hazard to other drivers, causing serious and sometimes fatal accidents. A new bill proposed in the U.S. Senate aims to reduce these accidents by limiting truck speeds.The bipartisan effort by Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, and Chris Coons, D-Delaware would electronically limit heavy truck speeds to 65 miles per hour....read more
How dangerous is truck driver fatigue?
Truck driving is a strenuous job. These workers often put off sleep and work extended shifts, so it’s natural when they feel fatigued. However natural it may be, this exhaustion can often impair performance and lead to accidents.Drowsy driving causes about 100,000 car accidents in the United States annually. Commercial trucks are the most...read more
What to do if you are in an accident with a commercial truck
Winter driving in Utah can be nerve-wracking. No one wants to get into an accident, but they still happen. All too often, drivers suffer injuries in accidents with commercial trucks. In cases where a personal vehicle is struck by a large commercial truck, the potential for injury and property damage is higher.Semitrucks and 18-wheelers...read more
We all share the road with a variety of drivers. The fresh faced teenagers who just got their license, the busy mom running errands, the businessman late for the meeting, the ambulance rushing to save another’s life, and the of course the massive truckers.While any car accident is terrible, a trucking accident can be...read more