Trucking Accidents

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To reduce injuries and deaths, a safety group has renewed calls for the federal government to impose a 65 mph speed limit on large trucks. Road Safe America, an Atlanta, Georgia-based nonprofit, urged people on Facebook to contact members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to push…

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Truck crashes are killing more people — despite stricter inspections and more emphasis on safety. The Denver Post reported that the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks in the United States increased by 42 percent from 2009-2017, citing information from the National Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly 4,800 people were killed…

Motion truck

It’s bad enough that speeding among passenger-vehicle drivers causes devastating traffic accidents in El Paso. With large commercial trucks, there is a major contrast in size and weight. Large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with fully-loaded trailers. Trucks with twin-tandem trailers can weigh up to 34,000 pounds. According…

truck driving on highway

El Paso road users have been waiting long enough for the trucking industry to improve the safety of its large commercial vehicles. It’s a slow progression, but the industry is finally coming around, according to Trucks.com. Many of today’s trucks come equipped with: Lane-departure warning systems: Using sensors to monitor lane…

truck on freeway

We all know that truck drivers have a stressful job. Trucking companies often put a lot of pressure on their drivers to deliver consumer goods as quickly as possible. However, that doesn’t change the reality that these massive vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and if a single crash occurs, it can…

The truck runs on the highway with speed

Many car safety features that were once expensive upgrades are now standard and affordable, including forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking. Research has shown that these features reduce crashes in passenger vehicles. The technology also exists for commercial trucks, but adoption is much less widespread. As of 2015, only 15 percent of heavy trucks…

semi tractor trailer driving on the highway in the evening

Collision mitigation technology offers great promise to save lives on the roadways of Texas. It’s developing quickly, at least as far as passenger cars are concerned. But will trucking companies be as swift to embrace the new safety equipment? How technology can prevent truck collisions Ron Kremer, a writer with…