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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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Feds measure trucking performance on point system

Trucking performance is measured by the federal government on a point system to determine truck compliance, safety and accountability tracking where the lower the point total, the safer the freight. “Five million truck and bus drivers share the road with more than 250 million motorists. With stakes so high, it’s essential that everyone ‘Get Road...

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Our Attorneys Discuss Tracking Drowsy Truck Drivers

Lytx, which provides video telematics, analytics and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets, has ranked the top 10 behaviors that lead to truck collisions. Its “State of the Data” is based on 100 billion miles – that’s right, billion – of driving information. Both “drowsy driving” (No. 3) and “falling asleep” (No. 10)...

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When Truck Drivers Rely Too Much on Safety Technology: Our Attorneys Discuss

Technology has its advantages and disadvantages. When implemented into large commercial trucks, it can help prevent serious truck accidents in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The downside to technology is it can become a crutch for some drivers. Operating a massive big rig requires sharp mental and physical skills. When truck drivers don’t use them, they lose them. That’s why reliance on...

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Risk of Driving After Dark: Attorneys in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio Explain

It’s that time of year again – when the sun goes down early, and we experience peak darkness. What does this mean for drivers in West Virginia and the tri-state area? More nighttime driving. Drivers should be prepared for the risk, especially when navigating long, winding rural roads. Poor visibility, a common problem One risk...

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