Posts Categorized Truck Accidents

Three Major Tips for Preventing Tractor-Trailer Accidents

In 2014 3,360 people died in tractor-trailer accidents in the United States; and 68 percent of those deaths were passengers of other motor vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Many accidents were caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel, losing control of their vehicles, or simply driving too aggressively. While truck drivers are… Read more »

Initiative Seeks to Reduce Trucking Accidents

Share the Road is a highway safety program of the American Trucking Association (ATA). On September 1, 2016, a press release announced a new Share the Road instructional video that addresses a number of common problems, including distracted driving. The ATA aims to have this video viewed in as many schools in driver education classes… Read more »

Trucking Accidents and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

Accidents involving semi-trucks can be especially tragic. Trucks are large, heavy, especially dangerous vehicles. When a much smaller vehicle collides with a semi-truck on a highway, the results are usually devastating. It is because of this increased risk that the United States Congress passed the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act in the year 2000. This law… Read more »