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How truck drivers can avoid a winter storm crash

Winter Storm Diego flooded parts of California last week. It dumped rain and snow across Texas, breaking snowfall records in several cities. As it moved over the Appalachian mountains, the snow and ice knocked out power for about 300,000 people, and in some areas, left nearly two feet of snow. There were more than 700 winter storm [...]

2018-12-11T00:20:42+00:00December 11th, 2018|Weather|

How marijuana laws have changed – but not for truck drivers

Laws in several states permit the sale and use of recreational marijuana. In another 31 states and Washington D.C., laws allow for medical marijuana. Oregon, Washington, and Colorado—the first states to legalize recreational marijuana—have had a 5.2% overall increase in crashes, according to an IIHS study. We are only beginning to understand the effect that marijuana [...]

2018-11-19T22:04:05+00:00November 19th, 2018|Trucking Laws|

Truck crashes are on the rise, but little is being done

On a warm and sunny September afternoon, a semi-truck driver was gazing out at the Washington countryside when he slammed into the back of a car at nearly 60 mph. The truck driver never touched the brakes. That crash killed Garrett Underland. He was just 15 years old. https://www.coluccio-law.com/garrett-underland/ Andy Sommer was turning down the [...]

2018-09-26T17:05:09+00:00September 26th, 2018|Safety and Technology|

Why a lawsuit was filed one day after deadly New Mexico truck crash

By now, you have probably seen images of the terrible collision between a bus and a semi-truck on a New Mexico highway last week.   A Greyhound bus carrying almost 50 people was headed west along I-40. A semi-truck headed east on I-40 swerved across the median and slammed into the bus. Video shows incredible [...]

The link between truck driver pay and the risk of a crash

Micheal Belzer, an economics professor at Wayne State University, recently published a study showing a strong correlation between truck driver pay and road safety. In this article,  Truck drivers are overtired, underworked, and underpaid, he explains his findings. The data suggest that economic factors affecting drivers contribute significantly to truck crashes. A link between truck driver pay and safety [...]

2018-08-17T14:51:51+00:00August 17th, 2018|Truckers|

Everyone is tired, but it’s truck driver fatigue you should worry about

The number of road incidents involving driver drowsiness is close to eight times higher than the federal estimate, based on a recent study by AAA. Analyzing data from more than 700 dashcams and 3593 drivers, researchers looked at the 3 minutes prior to a crash. By tracking eyelid closures, they found that 9.5%  of all crashes involved drowsiness. [...]

2018-08-09T11:26:40+00:00August 9th, 2018|Truck driver fatigue|