Trucking safety best practices and processes, truck crash prevention

Seattle makes a big safety improvement to city trucks

Sharp-eyed Seattle residents may notice something different about SDOT trucks. Earlier this month, the Seattle Department of Transportation started installing side guard panels on city-owned heavy trucks. Seattle's Department of Transportation has started installing the side guards on the city-owned fleet. (Photo: Seattle DOT) Why truck side guards matter This may not seem like [...]

2017-11-22T18:36:01+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Trucking Safety|

Why Safe Truckers are No Accident

Preliminary statistics for 2016 indicated that there was a 7-8% increase in fatalities in crashes involving trucks and buses. It’s easy to focus on the multitude of available safety systems for commercial truck fleets. But, there is much more to safe trucking than an electronic logging device and a crash mitigation system. The key element [...]

2017-03-30T18:50:13+00:00March 30th, 2017|Trucking Safety|

Keep a Look-out

The fall has arrived and soon we will be in winter.  It is this time of year that greater care is needed when traveling on our roadways.  Often, as I travel on Pacific Northwest freeways, I watch Trucks go speeding by me without regard to the weather conditions.  Rain conditions require defensive driver practices.  Stopping [...]

2011-09-26T15:47:57+00:00September 26th, 2011|Truckers, Trucking Safety|

Trucks and Speed

A truck driver must maintain a proper speed at all times.  Proper speeds depends on many critical factors.       These factors, include: *Traffic conditions *Road and Weather conditions *Skill and Experience *Load Weight and Type *Visibilty *Posted Speed Limit *Road Shape - Curves and Grades Speed control means operating at the proper speed [...]

2011-08-05T16:38:58+00:00August 5th, 2011|Following too close, Truckers, Trucking Safety|

More on Logging Trucks

On October 4th, 2005, Tony Qamar, a leading University of Washington seismologist, and Daniel Johnson, a University of Puget Sound geophysics professor, were killed by the driver of a Logging Truck.  At the time of the crash, the Truck driver was high on methamphetamine.  The Truck driver was also speeding and his Truck was overloaded. [...]

2011-07-22T15:34:58+00:00July 22nd, 2011|Trucking Safety|

Keep Your Children Safe

Although this particular entry does not focus specifically on Trucking Law and Trucking collisions, I thought it was important to share with you the New Child Car Seat Guidelines.  Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children younger than 3 years of age, according to reports.  In additon, many young children are seriously injured [...]

2011-03-23T14:17:35+00:00March 23rd, 2011|Trucking Safety|