Category: Kentucky

Sleep Apnea Screening Rule Withdrawn by DOT

A proposed rule that would have required truck drivers to submit to screenings for sleep apnea has been withdrawn by the Department of Transportation. The rule faced fierce opposition from truck drivers and some members of the trucking industry. The rule would have offered clarification to carriers and medical examiners concerning when truck drivers should… Read more »

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Side Underride Guards Save Lives

Recent studies reveal that many of the serious, life changing and even deadly injuries every year caused by underride crashes can be minimized or prevented completely with the use of a new safety device. The product, known as AngelWing, is a side underride guard that is specifically designed to prevent passengers in smaller vehicles from… Read more »

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Will Automation Put the Brakes on Rear-End Accidents?

Front-crash collision systems such as automatic brakes and collision warnings have been demonstrated to be highly effective in preventing rear-end accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reviewed data to determine how effective these newer types of collision avoidance systems are and found that they greatly reduce the rates of rear-end crashes. An auto accident… Read more »

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Common Causes of Truck Maintenance Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires regular safety inspections and maintenance for commercial trucks. Violations result in trucking accidents and personal injury claims that require truck accident attorneys. Safety and Maintenance Regulations The FMCSA requires all motor carriers to perform systematic inspections, maintenance, and repairs on commercial motor vehicles to ensure safe operations…. Read more »

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Will Truck Platooning Drive the Future of Transportation?

Truck platooning might just bring significant changes to the transportation industry in the very near future. An innovative system that promises improvements in large truck safety, environmental friendliness and overall efficiency, the technology is quickly winning the support of trucking companies, truck drivers and safety advocates across the nation. Although there are still a number… Read more »

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Determining Liability for Post-Concussion Syndrome

Concussions are frequently seen by a truck accident attorney after trucking accidents, but determining liability requires documented medical evidence. Since post-concussion syndrome presents complex symptoms, diagnosis must be proven and the condition must be shown to be caused by the accident. What is Post-Concussion Syndrome? Typically, the onset of post-concussion syndrome occurs within a week or so… Read more »

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Tire Blowouts & Truck Accidents

The loss of a tire on a semi-truck can cause the vehicle to veer out of control and cause an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire blowouts cause more than 78,000 accidents and more than 400 fatalities each year. Causes of Tire Blowouts Poor maintenance is the leading cause of tire… Read more »

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The Reality of Autonomous Trucks

Autonomous truck technology is accelerating quickly, and self-driving large trucks could be rolling down the roadways of America much sooner than expected. In fact, a self-driving truck operated by Uber subsidiary Otto recently completed the successful delivery of about 51,744 cans of beer from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs — a total distance of… Read more »

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One Person Is Killed Or Injured In A Truck Accident Every 16 Minutes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports there were 97,000 large truck injury crashes in 2015. There were 4,311 fatal truck crashes. That is an eight percent increase over the fatal truck crashes of 2014. The number of truck injury crashes increased by 62 percent from 60,000 in 2009 to 97,000 in 2015. Fatal large… Read more »

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