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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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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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