Efficient and effective freight transportation is critical to the health of the U.S. economy. Unfortunately, due to their size, weight, and prevalence, commercial trucks also have an oversized impact on the number of serious or fatal car accidents that occur throughout the U.S. each year. It’s estimated that by 2030, commercial truck accidents will be the fifth most common cause… Read More »What Factors Determine Liability in a Commercial Truck Crash?
Commercial trucks are far larger, heavier, and more dangerous than passenger vehicles—in fact, around 74 percent of all fatal auto accidents involve at least one commercial vehicle. Because of the risks posed by large trucks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are charged with enacting and enforcing regulations designed to keep commercial… Read More »How New Trucking Regulations May Impact Motorist Safety
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducted a study on the factors that contribute to large commercial truck crashes. This “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” revealed a few interesting things: Fatigue, alcohol and drug use, and speeding are the top three factors in motor vehicle crashes overall. There are also three “critical events” that can lead to a truck… Read More »What are the Most Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents?