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September 19, 2022
The Most Dangerous Seat in a Pickup

The Most Dangerous Seat in a Pickup

Pickup trucks may be popular, but their passenger safety ratings are not always the best, according to a recent article in Motor Biscuit. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) cautions buyers to check the safety ratings for their particular make and model. Since 2012, the IIHS has used crash tests to rate truck safety. […]

July 18, 2022
Will underride protection get an override?

Will underride protection get an override?

After finalizing a rule on rear impact guards on trailers and semi-trailers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now looking at side underride guards, according to an article in The Trucker. The agency is accepting nominations for its advisory committee on underride protection and announced plans to publish an advance notice of proposed […]

May 30, 2022
Fatal Truck Crashes Soar Amid Safety Reform Debate

Fatal Truck Crashes Soar Amid Safety Reform Debate

Fatal crashes involving large trucks increased 13% from 2020 to 2021, reaching the highest number in nearly four decades, according to a preliminary report from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, some reports claim the federal government has still not acted on many recommended safety steps. Last year, more than 5,600 people were […]

April 18, 2022
Big Rig Dangers Inherent in Trucking Industry

Big Rig Dangers Inherent in Trucking Industry

Long-haul trucking is a dangerous job, accounting for 10 percent of fatal crashes in the U.S. in 2019, according to a recent commentary in the New York Times. The piece, which described tractor trailers as “40 tons of death,” detailed the challenging work conditions and other reasons why truckers put themselves and other drivers at […]

February 7, 2022
How Truck Drivers Can Avoid Accidents

How Truck Drivers Can Avoid Accidents

The Great West Casualty Company recently shared the four types of critical truck crashes on the road. Knowing their causes can not only help truckers improve safety, but also help motorists that share the road be aware of the factors that cause them. Lane change crashes happen when trucks frequently moving between lanes, fail to […]

Dangerous Road Design in Philadelphia: Roosevelt Boulevard and Other Problem Areas

Dangerous Road Design in Philadelphia: Roosevelt Boulevard and Other Problem Areas

Between 2013 and 2017 Roosevelt Boulevard was the site of 2,846 crashes and 14% of all fatal crashes in Philadelphia, according to a report issued this year by the City of Philadelphia, SEPTA and PennDOT. One out of three people in Philadelphia live within a mile of the boulevard, making its twelve lanes of travel […]

November 1, 2021
Push for More Truck Safety Legislation

Push for More Truck Safety Legislation

This summer, we first wrote about rising truck fatalities and later how a new bill on truck safety reportedly missed the mark. Since then, safety advocates are bypassing Congress and going right to the Biden Administration to push for legislation that actually does the job, according to an article on NJ.com. Truck crash deaths are […]

August 23, 2021
House Bill Strengthens Truck Safety, But “Misses Key Steps”

House Bill Strengthens Truck Safety, But “Misses Key Steps”

The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed legislation to strengthen truck safety, but didn’t include several recommended steps, as reported by NJ Advance Media. The truck safety improvements are part of a $547 billion bill that will set federal surface transportation policy for the next five years. The House bill only addressed improvements for […]

June 14, 2021
Rising Truck Fatalities Prompt New Focus on Safety

Rising Truck Fatalities Prompt New Focus on Safety

Fatal truck crashes are on the rise, prompting lawmakers to include long-awaited safety measures in proposed legislation, according to an article on NJ.com. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is working on a federal transportation policy that includes automated braking and lane warning systems among other truck safety measures. The number of people killed in […]

New Bills Mandate Snow Removal

New Bills Mandate Snow Removal

Even though the calendar has moved into springtime, legislators in several states are still thinking about winter. Specifically, significant fines for drivers who don’t remove snow and ice from the tops of their vehicles, according to an article in Land Line. While the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other states already have laws in place, the […]