Semi truck crash facts everyone should know

Crashes with semi tractor trailer trucks, or semi trucks for short, can lead to serious harm for occupants of passenger vehicles. According to 2017 data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 72% of all those killed in semi truck wrecks were people in passenger vehicles. While motor vehicle crash fatalities overall were down in 2017, fatalities involving large trucks increased by 9%, according to NHTSA. There were 4,761 people killed in semi truck crashes in 2017. Understanding a bit about these semi truck wrecks may...

The holiday season is here: Be wary of delivery trucks

The holiday season is in full swing already -- or, at least, the shopping has certainly started. Online shopping has already been surging, and it’s expected to climb 33% this holiday season over previous years. That means delivery trucks will be everywhere, whether you’re on the highway, on the city’s streets or in your own neighborhood. The danger you face is considerable. Why are delivery trucks so dangerous during the holidays? It comes down to one simple factor: Companies are choosing speed over safety. To lure people away from...

What trucking safety laws can teach you about truck crashes

Given how big and hard to manage commercial trucks are, it makes sense that there are federal rules that apply to commercial driving, while most passenger vehicle drivers are only subject to state-based rules. Having federal laws in place about the expectations for commercial truckers ensures that drivers know to follow the same rules regardless of what state they work in on any particular day. Looking at some of those federal rules can give you a better idea of some of the risks for commercial truck crashes. The commercial drivers' contract...

The devasting results of underride collisions

Underride crashes often lead to catastrophic injuries and death. Each year, hundreds of people are killed in underride collisions, which occur when an SUV or car slides or skids under a big-rig truck. The result is that the smaller vehicle often gets crushed and the roof gets sheered, trapping occupants of the smaller vehicle inside. These collisions often occur from the side or the rear. For example, a tractor-trailer spins out and jack-knives on the roadway in order to avoid a crash, however, the cars traveling behind it suddenly find...

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