Big mistake: Walmart blames victims in Tracy Morgan truck crash case

It’s a horrible—but common—story about a truck crash. A tractor-trailer transporting goods for Walmart rear-ended a limo bus on a highway. Law enforcement's investigation shows that the truck driver had not slept for 24 hours prior to the crash, and that he failed to pay proper attention as he approached stopped traffic. One passenger was [...]

2014-10-01T18:32:15+00:00October 1st, 2014|Following too close, Truck driver fatigue|

Rear-End collisions – stopping distances

One key to Truck drivers avoiding rear-end collision is proper knowledge of stopping distances.  Stopping distance refers to the distance necessary to bring a Truck, or that fact, any motor vehicle to a stop.  There are many factors that must be taken into consideration in order to determine stopping distances.  These factors include: 1) the [...]

2011-10-28T14:08:40+00:00October 28th, 2011|Following too close|

Rear-End collisions

The media has reported several recent rear-end collisions involving Trucks and Trailers. The facts have shown that the Truck drivers have smashed the vehicles in front of them, failing to slow and stop in time.  Why does this type of collisions happen so often?  It is my thought that this type of collision happens as a [...]

2011-10-28T09:41:28+00:00October 28th, 2011|Following too close|

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|

Stopping Distances – Part 1

  Stopping distance refers to the distance needed to bring a vehicle, whether it is a passenger car or a Truck and Trailer to a stop. What has to be added to all stopping distances is what is commonly referred to as the "thinking distance" or perception reaction time. This concept involves the time a [...]

2011-03-15T21:23:58+00:00March 15th, 2011|Following too close, Truck Driver Training|

Following too close: a semi-truck Space Cushion

How many times have you seen semi-trucks racing down the road on the bumper of another truck and trailer? Or a huge tractor-trailer riding the bumper of a passenger vehicle on I-5? Probably far too often.   What we see on our highways each and every day are truckers in a hurry, racing upon our roadways and following too [...]

2011-02-08T21:11:33+00:00February 8th, 2011|Following too close|