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Exhaustion in truckers can lead to danger for everyone else

Driving commercial trucks remains one of the best paid positions that requires minimal education in the United States. After all, truck driving is an incredibly demanding career path. Those who drive professionally will have to work very long hours, making fatigued or exhaustion a constant concern. Additionally, the process of loading and unloading trucks, as well as maintaining control...

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New technology aims to reduce the number of drowsy truckers

A new technology known as wearable biometric monitors is currently being fine-tuned. Tech companies that are busy developing these devices are hopeful that their technology will be able to hone in on when long-haul truck drivers are drowsy. This technology will be able to send truckers an alert to wake up if it notes this. There’s no exact data for how...

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1 is killed, 4 are injured in a Nov. 19 T-Bone crash in Waco

On Nov. 19, officers with the Waco Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of South Third Street at South University Parks Drive just after 1:45 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found that a 22-year-old Texas State Technical College student who had been riding in one of the vehicles involved in the crash had been killed....

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Do trucker’s logbooks make them less prone to accidents?

Truck driving can be very rewarding for many people because it allows them to enjoy the freedom of being on the road. Truckers operate in a highly regulated industry, though. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires truckers to keep a detailed recording of the hours they work in the form of a designated U.S. Department of Transportation...

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Devastating underride collisions are almost always preventable

There are many different kinds of truck accidents that can occur, but the most frightening and dangerous is probably the underride collision. An underride collision occurs when the force of a crash or a vehicle’s velocity pushes a smaller vehicle underneath the wheels or trailer of a massive commercial vehicle. As you can probably imagine from that description alone,...

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Company policies may push truckers to drive for too long

There are many factors that can contribute to a serious, potentially deadly collision with a commercial truck. Distraction by either the driver of the commercial truck or the smaller passenger vehicle can prove deadly, as can intoxication. Another serious risk factor all too often overlooked is the impact of drowsy driving. Driving while fatigued can increase response times, decrease the...

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How do truck accidents commonly happen?

Truck accidents are highly destructive to property, and they often result in catastrophic and fatal injuries when they happen on Texas roads. For this reason, every Texas motorist needs to take great care when driving close to a big rig on the road. Additionally, truck drivers also need to be cautious and follow all truck driving rules and traffic...

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Higher demand for commercial drivers means lower driver standards

In recent years, there has been a relative boom in the domestic commercial trucking industry. With diesel costs down and consumer spending up, freight delivery service remains highly competitive and in demand for retailers, suppliers and manufacturers around the country. In fact, it has been difficult for trucking companies to secure the number of drivers they need in order...

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Why are tractor-trailers so dangerous in a crash scenario?

All motor vehicle crashes between trucks and smaller vehicles carry significant injury risks. This is so in truck accidents involving utility trucks, work vans and construction vehicles. However, of all the different types of trucks involved in these accidents, tractor-trailers typically pose the most injury hazards to Texas motorists. Obviously, a small passenger automobile is no match for the...

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Truckers Have Trouble Getting Enough Sleep

A drowsy trucker is a dangerous trucker. There are reasons that semi drivers have to log certain amounts of time off of the road. They’re supposed to be sleeping. Nodding off behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound truck puts everyone in danger. Unfortunately, even when truckers follow these rules, it is often difficult for them to get enough sleep to really...

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