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NHTSA Says Semi-Trailer Truck Underride Collision Guards Wont Prevent Deaths in High-Speed Crashes

In an effort to decrease severe injuries and fatalities related to truck underride collisions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently proposed a new safety rule which would require all semi-trailer trucks to have stronger rear-impact protection guards. Also known as an underride collision guard, a rear-impact protection guard is a rigid assembly […]

California Semi-Trailer Truck Accidents Have Become a Big Concern

On any given day, there are over two million semi-trailer trucks travelling on U.S. roads and highways. Semi-trucks play an integral role in local, national, and international commerce. As the economy continues to improve, freight traffic increases, causing the potential for more semi-truck accidents. California’s Interstate 80 has had numerous big rig accidents over the […]

Meet the Worlds First Self-Driving Truck

Commercial trucks may one day routinely travel on autopilot, with drivers taking over only in situations like bad weather and on city streets. The worlds first road-ready, self-driving truck, the Freightliner Inspiration, was unveiled just outside of Las Vegas. Two autonomous trucks are licensed to operate on public roads in Nevada. These test vehicles operate […]

Metrolink Commuter Train Hits Tractor Trailer

A commuter train bound for Los Angeles hit a tractor trailer stopped on the tracks during rush hour on Tuesday morning. The accident injured more than 50 persons. The tractor trailer driver who was stopped on the tracks, got out of his vehicle and fled on foot. He was caught and taken into custody several […]

Common Causes of Big Truck Accidents

The majority of causes in big truck accidents go back to the drivers themselves. Big truck drivers who happen to be on the road for long stretches of time are fatigued and more likely to make mistakes. Drivers who are sleepy are far more likely to become involved in an accident. Truck accident causation studies have […]