Category: Kentucky

How the FAST Act Highway Bill Will Affect the Trucking Industry

On December 4, 2015, President Obama’s signature placed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act into law just a day after the House of Representatives passed the Act 83 to 16 in a race to beat the date of the expiration of the current funding extension. The impressive 1,300 page legislation is the first long… Read more »

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Truckers and the Need for Speed

An alarming 4,000 Americans lose their lives to accidents involving large trucks each year, and an additional 85,000 are injured. While there are numerous causes that result in such high numbers of truck accidents, perhaps one of the most disturbing is drug and alcohol use. According to a recent study, truck drivers are now engaging… Read more »

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Making Truckers Rest Makes the Roads Safer

Every year, about 500,000 large truck accidents occur in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. About one percent of these result in fatalities. Nearly all of those killed in trucking accidents are in passenger vehicles, and even though truck drivers are safer drivers than the average commuter, they still present a huge danger… Read more »

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10 Common Causes of Truck Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are approximately 10 fatal truck accidents and truck crashes that result in a shocking 284 injuries each day throughout the United States. With fatal trucking accidents up approximately 18 percent since 2009, and those that cause injuries up an estimated 23 percent, it is obvious… Read more »

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Who is Liable in Commercial Trucking Accidents

In 2014 3,360 people died in vehicle crashes involving tractor trailer trucks. 68% of these deaths were vehicle drives and passengers. With one in ten accidents on our highways involving tractor trailer trucks, safety is becoming a big issue. Many times when an accident occurs the company as well as the driver of the truck… Read more »

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Technology Could Reduce Truck Involved Accidents

Technology is continually evolving to make our lives easier and safer. As advancements in vehicle safety are developed, they have the potential to reduce the number of truck involved accidents throughout the country. Unfortunately, while technology advances rapidly, legislation and regulation evolve slowly. This means that even though technology exists that could make driving large trucks safer, it… Read more »

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Government to Study Drowsy Long-Haul Drivers

Fatigued driving, more commonly called “drowsy driving” is becoming a serious problem on American roads. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that it is responsible for 1 in 5 accidents. It’s a problem that police departments and government entities are growing weary of as more and more people take to the roads. In 2013,… Read more »

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Will Electronic Speed Limiters Reduce Trucking Accidents?

Each year, approximately 4,000 Americans lose their lives in truck related accidents, and another 85,000 are injured. Alarmingly, the number of fatalities due to big rig accidents has been steadily rising since 2009. According to the Unites States Department of Transportation, speeding is the leading driver related factor in accidents involving large trucks. What is… Read more »

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Proposed Exemption to Change the Rules for Tow Truck Drivers

For many years now, tow truck drivers across the nation have been reluctant to upgrade their equipment to enable them to provide towing services for big rigs, cement trucks and other large, heavier vehicles. They would often cringe at the mere thought of being dispatched out to accidents and emergencies involving semi-truck and similar vehicles… Read more »

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