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Month: April 2016

NHTSA Newsletter Provides Safety Tips for Sharing Road with Large Trucks

|Posted on April 29, 2016 in Car Accident,Truck Accident |

Nearly 4,000 Americans die every year in accidents involving large commercial trucks, the vast majority of whom are the occupants of other vehicles. In a recent Safety in Numbers newsletter (www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/Safety1nNum3ers/july2015/S1N-LargeTrucks-July2015_812186.pdf), the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provided some tips for safely maneuvering around large trucks. Pay attention to… read more

FMCSA Redefines “High-Risk” Carrier after Rebuke from NTSB

|Posted on April 19, 2016 in Truck Accident |

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently announced that a deadly truck accident was the result of driver fatigue and a high-risk motor carrier’s deficient safety procedures. The NTSB criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for “inadequate safety oversight of high-­risk carriers.” “High-risk carriers are a threat to all who use our roadways,” said NTSB… read more

Commercial Truck No-Zones

|Posted on April 4, 2016 in News Headlines,Truck Accident |

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created the “Share the Road” Program to educate the driving public about how to safely share the road with trucks and buses. One goal of that program was to increase awareness of No-Zones, the blind spot areas around large commercial vehicles. No-Zones are the areas where cars are… read more