Eric T. Chaffin

Renewed Call for Needed Updates on Semi-Truck Underride Guards

On February 20, 2018, U.S. Senate Minority Leader, Charles E. Shumer, released a press release in which he called on the federal government to implement new truck safety standards that would require big rigs to be equipped with energy-absorbing underride […]

Michael Leizerman

Chameleon Carriers: Highway Dangers You May Never See Coming

When it comes to government regulations and public safety laws, most trucking companies do their best to comply. After all, they can’t make money if their trucks—and the goods they transport—aren’t allowed on the roads. Yet, there exists a subset […]

Eric Washburn

Causes of North Carolina Tractor-Trailer Crashes

Health professionals recommend annual physicals for all individuals as a means to check for any issues that may need addressing. The same is recommended for personal vehicles. To ensure safe transportation, all vehicles should be maintained regularly. When it comes to commerce, […]

Tom D'Amore

Schumer Renews Call on Congress to Pass the “Stop Underrides Act”

On February 20, 2018, Senate Minority Leader Charles (Chuck) Schumer (D-NY) again called on Congress to pass the Stop Underrides Act of 2017 at a press event where he was joined by the family of Edward Torres—one of those who […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Spring Break Road Trip? Beware of RVs

As spring break approaches and the cost of plane tickets increase, many families consider a road trip as a cost-efficient way to take a family vacation. RVs offer both transportation and lodging for the whole family – making them a […]

Eric T. Chaffin

4 Precautions to Take After an Accident with an 18-Wheeler

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), states that in 2015—the last year for which data are available—4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes. This was an 8 percent increase over 2014, and a 26 percent increase […]

Thomas Greer

ELD Equates to Better Pay for the Drivers of One Tennessee Company

As there is still much discuss and debate the recently enforced ELD mandate from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there’s at least one trucking company in Chattanooga, Tennessee that has not only complied with the new regulation but […]

Steven J. Klearman

Trucking Industry Seeks to Recruit More Women

Women truckers make up only about seven percent of the industry’s total workforce. But because the industry is experiencing a severe driver shortage and the highest turnover rate since 2015, many feel that it is time to encourage more women […]

Mark Bello

Common Unsafe Practices by Tractor Trailer Drivers

Even with today’s safety technology, auto accidents remain commonplace. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone is involved in an auto accident every ten seconds. While mile-to-mile, commercial trucks are involved in fewer accidents than other vehicles, they […]

Thomas Curcio

“Weather” Self Driving Cars Can Cut It

In the DMV area especially, our cities shut down at the mention of inclement weather; but if autonomous cars are to be successful, they will need to learn to navigate challenging weather. That’s why in September of last year, Waymo, […]