For truck drivers -- particularly those who travel long distances -- rest stops are places to take a break, use the restroom, get something to eat and drink, stretch their legs and even get some sleep overnight.
When a driver isn't behaving safely, they're not just putting themselves in danger. They're threatening anyone who is around their vehicle, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.