The issue of electronic logging devices (ELDs) has been a hot button topic in the trucking industry for the past few years.
If you live or work in a large city, you’ve probably seen “bicycle only” lanes or even lanes reserved specifically for buses or other types of public transport.
There are plenty of stats to back up the idea that new drivers cause a disproportionately large number of accidents.
As a regular motorist, you probably don’t pay much attention to signs on the highway that warn about weight or height limits.
As one report states, truck driver turnover rates have remained at 90 percent or higher since 2012.
Interestingly, both sides of the trucking safety aisle say that long combination vehicles are too dangerous for the roads. Whatever they gain in efficiency is more than lost in the hazards they pose.
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).
When two regular cars are traveling side by side, a sideswipe doesn’t always result in a serious crash.