Large commercial trucks make up only 3% of the vehicles occupying U.S. roadways, but accidents with them are the cause of 12% of highway fatalities. Consider the weight and size of an 18 wheeler and how much time it takes for them to come to a stop … [Read more...] about What Makes a Collision with a Large Truck Different?
This past July new Federal laws went into effect specifically designed to combat fatigue in truck drivers. Almost 100,000 auto accidents can be attributed to sleep deprivation each year and of those approximately 1,550 will be fatal. There is … [Read more...] about No Logs Equals Big Losses for Truck Drivers
From 2010 to 2011 the number of deaths from big rig accidents on Missouri roads has been increasing. While 2010 saw 105 deaths from commercial truck accidents, in 2011 the number was increased to 120. The trucking industry in the U.S. is huge and … [Read more...] about Increasing Number of Missouri Big Rig Accidents
A school bus in Virginia carrying three students got into a crash that involved an 18-wheel log truck on Tuesday, September 10. None of the three students were injured but the bus driver did need to be taken to the hospital via ambulance, though the … [Read more...] about School Bus Crashes With Log Truck Driving The Wrong Way
Accidents that involve tractor trailers can be incredibly serious. While the driver of the semi truck may walk away with minor injuries, drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles can sustain catastrophic injuries. And unfortunately, it is not … [Read more...] about Motorist Awarded in Tractor Trailer Accident That Resulted in a TBI
Accidents involving commercial trucks happen every day. This multi-billion dollar industry is good at transporting cargo from one place to another quickly and efficiently, but unfortunately in the process sometimes the hurry to get somewhere can … [Read more...] about Common Causes of Truck Accidents