Blog Category Truck Accidents
Long-haul 18-wheelers have long represented a particular danger for drivers on American roads and highways. Even ignoring the size and momentum of a fully-loaded big rig, other factors like driver awareness, poor vehicle maintenance, or poor weather conditions can make a bad situation even deadlier.
According to a report recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, trucker deaths are at their highest level in more than 30 years, and deaths of other motorists involved in trucking accidents … Read more
More and more semi-truck drivers are choosing to implement dash cams in their vehicles to document any collision or other event they may be involved in. This is especially crucial on North Carolina’s roads, where trucks are often stuck in traffic and can be involved in accidents either caused by their own actions or by the actions of other drivers.
However, even if truck drivers do have their own dash cams, their case isn’t always cut and dried. An experienced … Read more
The latest report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reveals that truck accidents are on the rise. In fact, fatal accidents involving large trucks increased by 40% between 2009 and 2017 and 80% of the fatalities are the occupants of the smaller vehicle.
Bad driving habits aside, there are many factors that point to an increase in truck accidents and deaths, including rapid urban development and mobility and poor regulations of the growing industry.
Auger & Auger truck accident … Read more
- Drowsy driving is estimated to cause up to 6,000 fatal wrecks each year.
- Commercial drivers may be more likely than Non-Commercial drivers to drive drowsy.
- People who snore or sleep 6 or fewer hours at a stretch are more likely to drive drowsy.
When you are involved in a car or big truck accident, you are understandably anxious. Due to the catastrophic and powerful nature of car and big truck accidents, victims are often left with severe physical injuries, emotional … Read more
When you are involved in an accident with a semi truck, the aftermath can be devastating. Semi trucks are a great deal larger than the average passenger vehicle and pack greater power behind their engines. If you have been involved in such an accident, there are steps you need to take in order to preserve your rights.
1. Call the Police
If you are able to, the first step to take is to call the police for help. Even … Read more
If you drive on the highway on a regular basis, it’s fair to say that you have driven near an 18-wheeler. For many people, the thought of cruising along side a large truck is nerve wracking. Your heart speeds up, your blood pressure rises and you become anxious. This is completely normal. Considering that a semi truck is a very large and fast moving vehicle, it’s easy to see how people may become stressed when having to drive near a … Read more
Semi truck accidents are often catastrophic. It is easy to understand why when you consider just how much power is behind such a large truck. While there are certainly reasons for these accidents that can be attributed to truckers themselves, many come down to the behaviors of vehicle drivers.
Sharing the road is everyone’s responsibility. Vehicle drivers need to be careful when driving near semi trucks and other large vehicles. Here are four things that vehicle drivers may do that … Read more
Truckers drive the road every day, and most do so with safety in mind. That said, driving on dry, even roads is a much different beast than driving over icy winter roads. When the weather takes a turn, driving demands rise, requiring a different skill set. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t alter the way that they drive and accidents happen.
Driving in bad weather is risky. It is harder to see, and traction is poorer. If you are a trucker, here … Read more
Think back to when you were 15 or 16 years old. Are you able to remember your driver’s education course? If you can, chances are you recall learning the general rules of the road, how to drive with your hands at 10 and 2 and, worst of all, parallel parking. What most people don’t recall is learning how to drive safely around big rigs.
In fairness, we are taught to drive defensively no matter the situation we are in. … Read more
No one can argue that truck driving is a tiring job. The occupation may not always require heavy lifting, but it does require driving for long stretches of time while remaining alert, something that can be difficult to do. According to a study released by the University of Minnesota, Morris, commercial truck drivers who have obstructive sleep apnea and do not adhere to their treatment protocols are at five times greater risk of crashing.
Sleep apnea, a disorder that causes … Read more