HOW TRUCK DRIVERS CAN MINIMIZE FATIGUE

Spending many hours or days at a time on Ohio roads can leave a truck driver physically and mentally drained. Fatigued truckers could face higher accident risks, according to a study conducted by the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. There are several ways that drivers may be able to keep fatigue to

TRUCK SAFETY STUDY HIGHLIGHTS THE VALUE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Trucking companies in Ohio and around the country could reduce the frequency and severity of accidents by embracing technology and nurturing corporate cultures that focus on safety, according to a study published recently by National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence. The research group reached its conclusions after looking at how nine carriers that were

FEDS REPORT UNDERRIDE DEATHS ARE UNDERCOUNTED

During a collision between a passenger car and commercial truck, the height of the truck’s trailer often allows it to smash through the car’s windows and into the passenger compartment. Seatbelts, airbags, and crumple zones are useless in such “underride” crashes, often leading to horrendous injuries and death. A recent federal study of the problem

NEW BILL MAY MAKE AEB STANDARD ON ALL COMMERCIAL TRUCKS

In July 2019, two House of Representatives members introduced a bill called the Safe Roads Act of 2019. If it is passed, it will make automatic emergency braking a standard feature on all new CMVs in Ohio and across the US. AEB, for those who don’t know, is a device that can apply the brakes