Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident?
Commercial truck accidents involving giant transportation vehicles like big rigs, semis, and tractor- trailers are complicated. It may not be immediately obvious who is at fault after a truck accident. If you’ve been injured in a serious collision involving an 18-wheeler, you need to know that the negligent party will be held accountable for the […]
Trucker substance abuse violations on the rise
Commercial truck drivers across Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation have a duty to exercise care and caution behind the wheel. Yet, sometimes, truck drivers take unnecessary risks behind the wheel that endanger everyone they encounter. Research shows that the number of commercial truckers using drugs and alcohol on the job is rising rapidly. […]
How to drive safely around tractor-trailers
All drivers must share the roads with vehicles of all kinds, including tractor-trailers. Staying safe while operating your car means that you need to drive defensively to avoid accidents whenever possible. Some people tend to panic when they approach tractor-trailers while driving, but with these tips in mind, you can feel more comfortable and ensure that you […]
Why is the risk of passenger death higher in a big rig accident?
When large trucks and passenger vehicles collide, the result is often more deadly for the driver and occupants of the smaller vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that 4,119 people died in these types of crashes in 2019, and nearly 70% of those who died were riding or driving a personal vehicle, compared to a […]
Low-cost lights reduce risks of tanker truck crashes
The biggest and most dangerous vehicles rolling through Williamsport on Interstate 180 are the tractor-trailers. The most dangerous of those large commercial vehicles are the tanker trucks that often carry hazardous materials that are flammable and toxic. Added dangers If a tanker truck crashes with a passenger vehicle, the collision will have not only the […]
FMCSA registry offers insight on substance abuse in trucking
Truck drivers across Pennsylvania and the nation assume a certain degree of responsibility. Part of this responsibility involves staying sober and exercising solid judgment while out on the road. To help combat drug and alcohol abuse in commercial trucking, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration created a Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. The clearinghouse looks to […]
Which factors affect the aftermath of a large truck crash?
As a Pennsylvania driver, you likely share the road with large trucks, such as 18 wheelers, as you travel roads and freeways. These trucks present certain dangers as they typically weigh several tons, brake slowly and are not as maneuverable as smaller vehicles when it comes to preventing an accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]
Here are a truck driver’s blind spots
Every vehicle has its blind spots — the areas that block the driver’s vision no matter how much they crane their necks. Your rearview and side mirrors help you spot if there is another vehicle in one of your blind spots before you turn or change lanes. It is the same thing with tractor-trailers. But […]
Does time of day affect driver fatigue?
Driving a big rig for hours at a time can impact your alertness if you are not careful. Knowing the warning signs that you need to rest can protect you from danger. Equally as important is knowing strategies to help you maintain energy when driving long hours. Understanding the impact of the time of day […]
Can truckers avoid driving distractions?
Commercial truck drivers spend long hours on the road and are constantly tempted by the lure of multitasking. Whether it is making a call, personal grooming or eating behind the wheel, drivers who allow themselves to be distracted can become a hazard on the road. A tractor-trailer driver who drifts into an oncoming lane or […]