WHY THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY MIGHT NEED BETTER SAFETY TRAINING

WHY THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY MIGHT NEED BETTER SAFETY TRAINING

Truck fleet owners in Ohio and across the U.S. are re-thinking the way they train their drivers and enforce inspection rules in the wake of a 28-car crash caused by a long-haul trucker in Lakewood, Colorado. The catalyst for this fatal incident, which occurred back in April 2019, was a sudden failure of the brakes

DUMP TRUCK DRIVER HURT IN COLLISION WITH SEMI

On July 8, an Ohio dump truck driver was seriously injured when his vehicle collided with a commercial semi-truck. The crash occurred on U.S. 33 near Interstate 75 in Wapakoneta at approximately 9:50 a.m. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the victim was driving his Hirschfield Enterprises dump truck east on U.S. 33 when a

TRUCKING LOBBY VIES FOR LOOSENING OF HOUR RESTRICTIONS

Ohio motorists should be aware of the possibility of tractor-trailer accidents when traveling on local highways. That’s because statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration show that the number of deadly truck crashes has increased in recent years. In fact, there was a 10% increase in the number of fatal large truck crashes between

FIVE COMMON CAUSES OF TRACTOR-TRAILER ACCIDENTS

While most large truck accidents in Ohio are caused by the negligence of passenger vehicle drivers, not of truckers, there are still instances when truckers commit an error and cause a crash. Truckers may, for example, drive while drowsy, drunk, drugged or distracted by their phone. Driver error is just one of five common causes