Logging Trucks

Logging trucks traveling on our highways and public roadways are a common site in the Pacific Northwest.  They are generally traveling with a full load of logs.  A fully loaded logging truck must be operated by a skilled and trained driver. Defensive driving practices must be used and road and weather conditions must be observed [...]

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

In 2008, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there were over 4,000 deaths caused by accidents involving large trucks.  Most of the deaths, approximately 2,760 were paassenger vehicle occupants.  Commons causes of Large Truck crashes include: *Speeding *Overloaded Trucks and Trailers * Sleep deprivation * Inadequte training * Failure to have a [...]

“Preventable Accidents” in Trucker’s Defensive Driving Code

Motor carriers are supposed to train their drivers. That training should provide the appropriate skills and knowledge which would allow them to avoid preventable crashes— which they call "preventable accidents."* In the trucking industry, "preventable accidents" are crashes in which a truck driver or motor carrier failed to act in a reasonably expected manner to prevent [...]