Every year, a nonprofit organization made up of local, state, and federal motor carrier safety officials from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), conducts roadside checks of semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles.

If you’re going to be on the road this summer, it’s important to be extra cautious around all traffic, especially trucks.

In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule requiring semi-trucks to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs).

There were 3,598 truck accident fatalities in 2015, and another 83,000 injuries resulting from these truck wrecks, according to the FMCSA’s ‘Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015’, and the number of truck wrecks that caused fatalities increased by eight percent from 2014 to 2015.

When two regular cars are traveling side by side, a sideswipe doesn’t always result in a serious crash.

Learn why logbooks are so important for commercial truck drivers

The regulatory body responsible for the safety of commercial truck driving is called The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

In January, six big truck carriers petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to implement hair follicle drug testing for their employees.