Accidents

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November 17, 2017

Analysis: How ELDs Could Cut the High Cost of 'Crash Harm'

A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

November 14, 2017

Zonar Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads for Truckers

Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

November 9, 2017

Truck Driver Gets the Blame in Driverless Shuttle Bus Crash

Media outlets are reporting a collision between a driverless shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer in Las Vegas just hours after the bus was unveiled - and the truck driver was blamed. Equipment Editor Jim Park has more in his On the Road blog.

August 21, 2017

Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck

One news anchor thought it was a "tanker explosion." But the trailer was a lowboy, and the fire was fed only by the tractor's saddle tanks.

June 21, 2017

XPO LTL Drivers Rack Up 1 Billion Accident-Free Miles

XPO Logistics has announced that its 12,575 less-than-truckload drivers have surpassed one billion miles with no preventable accidents since the company began tracking the statistic.

June 6, 2017

CarriersEdge Course Instructs Truck Drivers on Accident Reporting

CarriersEdge has announced a course on accident reporting to help truck drivers deal with an accident scene and handle the stressful situation.

May 10, 2017

IIHS Tests Show Clear Safety Benefit of Side Underride Guards

Recently conducted tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have demonstrated the potentially life-saving benefit of placing side underride guards on trailers.

April 20, 2017

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

April 13, 2017

SmartDrive Provides Insight on Distracted Driving

The data analysis clearly demonstrates that the most distracted drivers are less safe overall, commit significantly more fundamental driving errors, and drive faster than the speed limit compared to all other drivers.

April 7, 2017

Drug-Fueled Refuse Truck Driver Goes on Wrong-Way Rampage

A Kentucky-licensed truck driver arrested for driving the wrong way on a highway to avoid police while on drugs was declared an imminent hazard by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

March 26, 2017

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Fleet After Ariz. Crash

The ride-hailing company has suspended its autonomous test fleet operations while investigating the collision.

March 21, 2017

Driver Admits to Drug Use A Month Before Causing Crash

The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Christopher Speyrer an imminent hazard for instances of drug use and an alcohol-related accident.

February 15, 2017

Driver Wellness Starts at Work

Building a healthy lifestyle can be hard work – especially for truck drivers, who are constantly on the go and constantly under pressure to be on the go. Fleets can help drivers attain a healthy lifestyle – and share in the benefits that it brings.

February 3, 2017

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard After 2 Alcohol-Related Arrests

After Tennessee truck driver Eric Ronald Scott was arrested in for two alcohol-related events, FMCSA ordered him to not operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

January 26, 2017

Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?

Newscasters focused on the non-working crossing lights and gates. But shouldn't the truck driver have looked for a train? Tom Berg has more in Trailer Talk.

January 11, 2017

Canadian Trucker Helps Fellow Jackknifed Drivers

Taljinder Sohi, a truck driver for Bison Transport of Manitoba, Canada, was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping out a fellow driver whose tractor-trailer jackknifed on the highway.

January 10, 2017

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that recently, as he shares in his Truck Tech blog.

December 9, 2016

App Helps Truckers Report Accidents

The Accident Plan app leads drivers through each step of the accident reporting process, keeping administrators informed in real time and documenting every aspect of the event to assemble into a comprehensive report.

October 14, 2016

Banned: Driver Who Crashed Truck a Day After Failing Drug Test

A Utah-licensed truck driver has been banned from interstate driving after crashing his truck a day after failing a pre-employment drug test.

August 1, 2016

Accident Reporting App Guides Drivers Through the Process

The Accident Plan app is a mobile accident reporting tool that guides drivers through the accident reporting process while keeping administrators up to date in real time.

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