In Texas, semi-trucks can be no longer than 59 feet, including the trailer. In many motorists’ minds, this is plenty long enough. As a state with some of the heaviest truck traffic in the country, Texas highways are already dominated by huge 18-wheelers.
The last few years have been record-setting years for vehicle recalls. Most notably, the Takata airbag recall has affected over 100 million vehicles.
Samsung has made headlines recently, and not in a good way. The Korean technology company was recently forced to recall its entire line of Note7 smartphones after widespread reports of the phones overheating, melting, and even bursting into flames.
If you have sustained a serious injury in a truck wreck, contact 1-800-Truck-Wreck and speak to one of the lawyers at Eberstein & Witherite, LLP.
What makes this bus accident in Pennsylvania even more tragic is that it probably didn’t have to happen.
Drive down any highway, and you are likely to see what some people call “road gators.” These are strips of tire treads reminiscent of the back of an alligator — hence the name road gator.
If you have a long commute, or you just drive on the highway a lot, you probably get annoyed at a truck driver every now and then. No matter how courteous and professional a truck driver is, there is no getting around the fact that semi-trucks are large vehicles that take up a great deal of space on the road. They are also tall and boxy, which makes it tough to see around them.
It took 18 years of research and development, but engineers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute have revealed a prototype for an electric freight system that transports cargo without a semi-truck.