Category: Truck Accidents

Fleetworthy Solutions

Although the commercial truck industry has been making efforts to improve road safety, fatalities have continued to steadily increase where truck accidents are concerned, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Crashes involving large commercial vehicles are on the rise, with the fatality toll amounting to over 4,300 in 2016. Stricter regulations can prevent truck accidents by switching up safety protocols. Analytics Improve Compliance of Truck Drivers In the commercial truck industry, being roadworthy is often up to[…] Read More

New Technology May Save Lives

The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on December 10, 2015 a Final Rule that aims to improve safety on roads through a new technology known as “electronic logging devices” (ELDs). Since 1938, hours-of-service (HOS) regulations have been adopted to restrict the amount of time commercial truck and bus drivers spend driving so they do not become fatigued. According to the U.S. Transportation Secretary, the way that the logs have been recorded in the[…] Read More

Truck Driver Rest Regulations

In 2012, truck crashes in the U.S. caused 3,912 fatalities.  Many of these truck accidents are caused by truck driver fatigue due to long hours behind the wheel and short rest periods. Federal regulations to increase traffic safety regarding rest periods and hours of service regulations for truck drivers took effect on July 1, 2013.  The regulation states truckers must have two overnight rest periods between work weeks and regulates the number maximum number of driving hours permitted per week. […] Read More

Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers Report on Fatal Truck Accident in Berks County

A tractor trailer was the cause of a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  The horrific big rig accident occurred midweek in late November, during the early morning commuting hours in Maidencreek Township.  Several cars involved in the crash overturned while other surviving motorists were trapped in their cars between the big rig and a large Dunkin Donuts sign. Drowsy driving is the reported cause of the fatal truck accident.  The truck driver fell asleep at the wheel of[…] Read More

Pennsylvania Trucking Accidents are on the Rise

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), trucking accidents within the state of Pennsylvania have increased 20% in recent years.  Moreover, the NHTSA reports that people are seriously injured or killed in an accident involving a large commercial truck every 16 minutes in the United States. Considering that 70% of all cargo is transported across the United States by trucks, these statistics are especially alarming.  The good news is that the majority of truck accidents can be avoided. […] Read More