Apr 2, 2019

Fully Loaded Truck Creates Chain Reaction Wreck, Resulting in Two Fatalities

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In a truck accident earlier this year, officials pointed to the failure of the truck driver to control his speed. The crash, unfortunately, took the lives of two individuals. In addition to speed, indications also pointed to the possibility of improperly loaded cargo as a contributing cause of the accident. According to a news report from SoMDNews, the crash took place while three passenger cars were waiting in line for the lead vehicle to make [...]

Mar 21, 2019

Drowsy Driving Can Be as Deadly as Drunk Driving

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In March 2018, the driver of a Family Dollar store tractor-trailer fell asleep and crashed his rig into a tanker truck, resulting in a serious fire that almost took the driver’s life. The big-rig driver barely escaped, but suffered some injuries. The tanker truck driver was not injured. However, not all incidents involving drowsy driving end with this fortunate of an outcome. Each year in the United States, 6000 car accidents resulting in fatalities are [...]

Oct 10, 2018

Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash on Woodrow Wilson Bridge

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On June 20, 2018, a devastating tractor-trailer accident occurred on the Outer Loop lanes of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Forest Heights, Maryland. The crash resulted in explosions, a fire, one death, and numerous personal injuries. On that Wednesday morning a little before 11 AM, the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control of his rig and collided into a warning truck that was positioned as a shield to a boom truck on the bridge. The [...]

Sep 7, 2018

The Correlation Between a Trucker’s Health and Crash Risk

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If you interview any long distance commercial truck driver or someone who previously operated a big rig in the past, you will probably learn something about the physical demands the job imposes. Driving a truck for a living, especially when long distances are involved, requires adhering to strict deadlines and enduring long hours behind the wheel – both of which can put pressure on the health of the driver. These pressures can have a detrimental [...]

Aug 14, 2018

Why Black Box Data Can Be Crucial in Commercial Truck Crashes

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When a 40-ton truck is involved in a crash, the results often involve a significant amount of property damage, and even worse, serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers. Attempting to determine fault in these commercial trucking accidents is not always a simple matter. Modern tractor trailers are now equipped with an Electronic Control Module (ECM) – otherwise referred to as a black box – to help determine the reason and cause of [...]

Jul 9, 2018

Autonomous Trucks – Are They Too Dangerous?

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Autonomous vehicles have become an increasing reality on the roadways over the past decade. More manufacturers are producing and releasing autonomous and semi-autonomous cars and trucks every month. Although we understand the concept of how autonomous vehicles can present a significant benefit to motorists and passengers, at this present time of their technological development, they also pose a number of safety risks. In addition to the safety risks involved, these vehicles also carry particular legal [...]

Jun 25, 2018

Serious Penalties Await Truckers in Maryland Who Drive Distracted

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Truckers in Maryland who are caught in the act of distracted driving face severe consequences – everything from fines to loss of employment to lawsuits. As part of a series of regulations enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), texting and other particular distracting activities by over-the-road truckers while driving, are prohibited. Truckers who veer their attention away from the road for only a few seconds by using a mobile device can find [...]

Jun 20, 2018

A Couple Tragically Dies in Sunderland, MD Multi-Vehicle Collision

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Issues involving speed and unsafe driving have resulted in numerous crashes throughout the decades. A recent study produced by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) evaluated passenger vehicle crashes in the United States from 2005 to 2014 and discovered that speeding was the determining factor in 112,580 deaths, equating to 31 percent of all traffic fatalities. This factor – speed – along with an unsafe driving maneuver may have resulted in a fatal multi-vehicle crash [...]

May 29, 2018

Truckers and Sleep Apnea – What is the Law?

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In early February, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported their findings into two 2016 and 2017 New York City-area train crashes. The crashes, which killed one and injured hundreds of others, happened in Hoboken and Brooklyn. The NTSB investigators found that both engineers suffered from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that disrupts sleep during the night and causes drowsiness during the day. They believe this sleep disorder is what caused both operators to [...]

Apr 13, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Truck “Platooning”

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We've been hearing a lot about self-driving, or autonomous, cars lately. Experts tell us that in the near future we'll be zipping around the streets in driverless cars, with the promise of safer highways, less traffic, and a drop in car accidents. It seems the future is closer than we thought. It's not just the auto industry, however, experimenting with autonomous vehicles. The trucking industry is also exploring these new technologies. As companies seek to [...]

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