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Truck accidents vs. two-car crashes

A single crash involving a large commercial truck can injury multiple people, cause massive amounts of damage, and back up traffic for several hours. Truck crashes are especially dangerous on high-speed roadways where: Jackknife crashes are likely to occur. Dangerous pileups can occur, due to slippery road conditions or sudden traffic jams. Rollovers can occur,...

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Black ice: The hidden winter driving danger

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this past Groundhog Day. Until the winter season comes to a close, we can still expect slippery road conditions throughout West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. There is no greater winter driving risk than black ice. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain can easily be anticipated by drivers who stay up...

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Truck fleets using automatic on-board recording devices must move to ELDs

We are now past the December 16, 2019 deadline for all truck drivers to transition to electronic logging devices (ELDs). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established the dadline. While ELD rule went into effect two years ago, this deadline was set for fleets using automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRD). AOBRDs function similarly to ELDs....

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Is it dangerous to solely rely on vehicle safety technology? Research says yes.

It's a fascinating, yet frightening, concept: features that can control how our cars respond to crash risks. They're dubbed advanced drivers assistance systems (ADAS) and now come standard on many new cars. ADAS systems use various sensors, radar, and cameras to identify crash risks and alert drivers. They may also take over car functions, like...

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SUVs No Longer Pose An Oversized Threat To Smaller Cars

In recent years, more Americans have been ditching sedans and purchasing larger sport utility vehicles (SUVs). This shift is possibly due to the increased seating and cargo capacity, better handling of inclement weather conditions, and an overall popularity of SUVs. For years, SUVs were deemed a threat to occupants of smaller cars due to their...

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Feds Want to Relax Hours-of-Service Regs, Potentially Putting Drivers At Risk

According to EHS Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed changes to the existing hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, which allow truck drivers to be on the road for no more than 11 hours within a 14-hour shift. “This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s commercial drivers more flexibility while maintaining...

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New Autonomous Technology May Prevent Distracted Driving in Trucks

Trucking magazine Freight Waves reports that distracted truck driving is often underreported and may be more prevalent than we think. The numbers reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conclude that 3,166 people across the U.S. died in distracted driving crashes in 2017. Distracted driving often can't be proven during a crash investigation,...

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Is the back seat still the safest spot in a car?

Motorists and passengers in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania may have joined everyone in the rest of the country in thinking the back seat was the safest spot in a car, but with seatbelt technology advances, that may no longer be true. Those advances include automatic detection that tightens seatbelts in a crash and loosens...

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