The lack of adequate, safe truck parking is a growing problem. States have been closing public rest areas to save money and truck stop parking is limited, leaving truckers to pull over on entrance and exit ramps and seek other alternatives when parking isn’t available. According to research by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) the shortage of truck parking is forecasted to get worse as freight volumes are expected increase by as much as 25% by 2021.
The parking shortage will also get worse...Read Full Story
A 59-year-old man was killed when his van collided with a tractor trailer early Saturday morning, according to police.
Maryland State Police say William Claude Mitchell Sr. ran a red light in his van as he was driving on westbound VFW Road at Rt. 301.
He was attempting to make a southbound turn.
A tractor trailer traveling southbound then struck the van.
Mitchell Sr. was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the tractor trailer wasn’t injured in the collision...Read Full Story
Envision these scenarios:
- The driver of a stolen car — trying to evade police in a high-speed chase — crosses the highway median and hits a truck head-on.
- A suspected drunk driver slams his car into the rear of a gasoline tanker, igniting a massive fuel fire.
- A state police cruiser chases the driver of a suspected stolen SUV less than two minutes before the SUV crashes into a tanker truck filled with 8,600 gallons of fuel, igniting the tanker.
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The results of a new study should be intriguing to sleep safety advocates, truck accident lawyers and trucking safety groups.
The results of a new study should be intriguing to sleep safety advocates, truck accident lawyers and trucking safety groups. The study finds that certain men may be at a much higher risk of suffering sleep apnea, which is a condition that severely impairs a person’s driving skills. Sleep … Read MoreRead Full Story
The most common reason for accidents involving commercial vehicles is driver error. Trucks are more likely to cause damage and injury in an accident due to their size. If a driving error is made on the road, then an accident is likely to occur. Reasons for Driver Error Commercial truck driver error is 10 times more likely to be the cause of an accident than conditions of the road, weather and vehicle failure. A study done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration looked at various...Read Full Story
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