Category Archives: Truck Fatalities

Underride Truck Crashes Could Become Survivable

Truck Underride Accident

A bill currently in the U.S. Congress, the Stop Underride Act of 2017, would require interstate trucks to have guards on the front of trucks and sides of trailers to prevent smaller vehicles from going under trucks during accidents. If passed, the legislation would also require the strengthening of ...

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USDOT Taking Steps to Improve Commercial Vehicle Safety

US Department of Transportation

In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced awards of over $70 million in safety-focused grants. States and educational institutions received training, education, and technology grants and funding to improve and enhance c...

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Driver Shortage Means Increased Risk of Truck Crashes

Driver Shortage and Truck Accidents The United States is currently facing a severe shortage of truck drivers. While this fact is alarming, it isn’t surprising. Driving a semi-truck is hard:There are the long days and weeks—sometimes even months—away from home. Myriad health problems ...

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