Trucking safety best practices and processes, truck crash prevention

All heavy trucks should have crash-avoidance braking systems by now

This is a “forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking” system. Volvo shows how the auto-braking system could prevent thousands of rear-end truck crashes a year When radar and sensors detect a slow-moving vehicle or stopped car ahead, the “F-CAM” system warns the truck driver. If the driver doesn’t brake, the system takes over [...]

The very first self-driving semi truck to hit the road

The first self-driving semi truck in the U.S. is officially on the road in Nevada. Freightliner, the creator of the autonomous commercial truck, compares the Highway Pilot system to the autopilot on commercial airplanes. The semi-truck can be switched to autonomous autopilot on the highway, and it uses stereoscopic cameras and radar sensors. The truck can [...]

Slow Down

  The Pacific Northwest is blanketed in snow which is expected to remain on the roadways for the next 36 hours.  It is especially important to slow down as you drive on the roadways. Truck drivers need to pay particular attention to safety and defensive driving.  Truck drivers need to slow down, leave enough room [...]

Proper Speed for Semi Trucks

A commercial semi truck driver must maintain a proper speed at all times. Determining a safe speed for a heavy vehicle depends on many critical factors.   Proper speed factors for semi trucks: Traffic conditions; Road conditions and construction; Weather conditions, especially rain, snow or ice; Visibility that may be affected by weather and precipitation, [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]