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

NHTSA PRELIMINARY REPORT: TRUCK CRASH FATALITIES RISE IN 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in its preliminary report for 2018, estimates that large truck accident fatalities have risen 3% when compared to 2017. While this is not as great as the 9% jump experienced between 2016 and 2017, it is still an unfortunate discovery. Ohio residents should know that motor vehicle crash fatalities

HAIR ANALYSIS MAY HELP DETECT DRUG-USING TRUCK DRIVERS

In Ohio and across the U.S., many commercial truckers are driving while under the influence of drugs, especially cocaine, opioids and marijuana. The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security has compiled data on drug tests results in the trucking industry and found that the mandatory urinanalysis is not enough to detect drug use. In fact,