When it comes to knowing the roads, perhaps no other profession has as deep of a knowledge base as truck drivers. Semi-truck operators spend their workdays crisscrossing the country, and they’re exposed to all sorts of road conditions.
Tasked with moving nuclear weapons and their parts between military bases and weapons facilities located around the country, including Texas, the trucks within the Office of Secure Transportation cover about 3 million miles each year.
Texas truck accident lawyer Amy Witherite explains, “Many people jump aboard a bus without thinking about whether the bus company or the driver is qualified to operate the bus safely. By taking advantage of the free tools available to help you do a quick background check on the charter company, you can have some extra peace of mind before your trip.”
A team of researchers at Iowa State University claim that big data could improve safety and productivity in the trucking industry.
According to a notice from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a Tennessee semi-truck driver has been declared an “imminent hazard to public safety” and ordered to stay off the road.
Because the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer sits so high off the ground, trailers are particularly hazardous for passenger vehicles, which can easily slide under the trailer in a crash.
The comprehensive study examined data from 20 different trucking fleets,15,000 accidents, and 138,000 tractor-trailers.
A recent crash between two semi-trucks in Murfreesboro, Tennessee demonstrates how cargo can be just as dangerous and deadly as the truck itself in an accident.
Morgan settled a civil lawsuit for an undisclosed amount against both the truck driver and Walmart, the company the truck driver was working for.
Just when you think it doesn’t get much more dangerous than a trucker texting and driving behind the wheel, an Idaho truck driver has been ordered off the road after an investigation revealed he was high on meth, driving distracted, and in violation of the federal hours-of-service rules at the time of a fatal accident.