Why truck safety films? Every year, thousands of accidents take place on the road with trucks. Hence, imparting safety training to the truck drivers is the need of the hour. And just a few lectures on road safety won't do. They require a heavy dose of road safety rules so that they are more cautious on the road. Films Have More ImpactTruck safety films are the best way to educate truck drivers...
Truck driving is dangerous. In the United States, every year, about 600 truck drivers die in highway accidents. Truckers get involved in two types of accidents. One is rollovers, when the truck rolls over owing to the impact of a collision or the burden of carrying more load than they are allowed to carry.. The other type of common truck accident is a fuel oil fire, when gallons and gallons of...
On Wednesday morning, a burning jackknifed big rig was found abandoned on Long Beach Freeway, causing the closure of all the southbound lanes for over six hours, said authorities.The truck was found next to Del Amo Blvd at 2am, said California Highway Patrol Officer David Porter. The trucked had crashed with a passenger car, according to accident reports from the scene.When authorities arrived...
Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a rule that truck and bus companies with a history of hours-of-service violations may be required to install electronic on-board recorders for at least two years.Such a violation essentially means that these trucking companies have been caught working their drivers beyond the maximum number of hours, putting the rest of us in...
A Twinkie alert was issued at 2:47 a.m. on December 20, 2006 when 50,000 pounds of Hostess bakery products were dumped on Hwy. 99 just south of Eight Mile Road in Stockton California. The unfortunate "spill" was just one aspect of a traffic accident in which a tractor-trailer overturned after the driver lost control of the big rig and crashed through the highway divider. Debris from the...
Officials with the state Dept. of Transportation and the California Highway Patrol are pleading with drivers to abide by vehicle length restrictions on Highway 140 after a dump truck gets stuck on a bridge.A driver for Burson-based C&D Trucking was hauling loads of pea gravel to Yosemite National Park at around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. On the second detour bridge, one of the wheels caught the...
According to an article published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine about 5,600 people are killed each year in the U.S. in crashes involving commercial trucks. Many of the crashes happen when the driver falls asleep at the wheel. The article is titled, "Impaired Performance in Commercial Drivers: Role of Sleep Apnea and Short Sleep Duration."According to a major...
On Friday morning, a big rig hit and killed a woman that was pulling her 3-year-old daughter in a "tot" trailer. The little girl escaped serious injury as well as the older daughter that was also with them.The accident occurred at 10:02.am at Mercey Springs Road. Police state the big rig was going north on Mercey Springs, making a right turn. The victim has been identified as Lorna Stattelman,...
A driver of a work truck Tuesday afternoon crashed into a car, then rear-ended a Muni bus, and then smashed into another car, in the intersection of Fourth and Howard streets in San Francisco. This serious auto accident, sent two occupants of a Honda struck by the truck to San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition. The man who caused this truck accident with serious personal injuries...
A Solano County jury awarded a family $11 million for the death of a husband and five year old son in a big rig crash on Interstate-80. The defendant was Swift trucking. This was the biggest award for a personal injury or wrongful death case in Solano County. The wrongful death plaintiff in this truck collision case suffered more than money can possibly compensate, however this jury did the...
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