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How Truck Drivers Cheat On Their Logbooks

Posted on September 11, 2017 Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has hundreds of rules in place to improve the safety of the commercial trucking industry. One such rule is that all truck drivers must keep daily logbooks that record duty statuses, operations, and other information. Section 395.8 requires electronic logging devices (ELDs) in most commercial trucks. It...
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Truck Accidents and Roadway Lighting

Posted on September 4, 2017 Truck Accidents
Roadway lighting plays a large role in driver safety. Adequate road lighting makes it easier for drivers to identify signs, other vehicles, and hazards. Though proper lighting is crucial for all drives, it’s particularly important for those manning big rigs. Commercial truck drivers depend on streetlights to guide them down urban and rural roads...
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Tips for Avoiding Wrecks with 18-Wheelers in Dallas

Posted on August 29, 2017 Truck Accidents
Commercial motor vehicles and big rigs are a part of our everyday lives. We may see them on our daily work commute or on family trips. These vehicles provide a valuable service to us all, transporting goods and driving our local economy. We all know, however, that these vehicles can also be dangerous. Fortunately,...
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Does Increased Competition in the Trucking Industry Affect Safety?

Posted on August 19, 2017 Truck Accidents
The trucking industry is becoming an increasingly competitive place to work. The North American Free Trade Agreement has created more opportunities for truckers throughout North America, and deregulation in interstate trucking has created competition in pricing and deadlines. On some level, competition is essential in a market economy. As it relates to the trucking...
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How Can Commercial Truck Drivers Limit Distracted Driving?

Posted on August 2, 2017 Truck Accidents
Distracted driving plays a major role in car accidents, which is why most states have a ban on texting while driving. Some states go further than others – in fact, in some states even talking on the phone is prohibited. Minimizing distractions is essential to maintaining our safety, as thousands of incurring injuries from...
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