Can Data Analysis Software Prevent Truck Accidents?
A recent article in Transport Topics discusses a new product designed to assist commercial truck fleets negotiate lower insurance rates. The program, by technology company Idelic, gathers and analyzes data output by its existing trucking safety software and identifies high-risk drivers. This gives fleet owners and supervisors an opportunity to provide intervention and training before…Read More
Large Truck Accidents and Why They Happen
We see them everywhere on the road – large trucks, commonly referred to as “semis,” “tractor trailers,” and “18-wheelers.” These trucks have a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds (two to three times heavier than a normal car) and are often operated by drivers who have been on the road for days with…Read More
What Is Trucking “Slip Seating” and Is It Dangerous?
In an attempt to deal with the rising costs occurring in the trucking industry, trucking companies are turning to creative solutions. One recent change trucking companies are implementing is the option of something called “slip seating.” Slip seating happens when one or two truck drivers are assigned to the same truck. When one truck driver…Read More
FMCSA May Be Cracking Down on Unsafe Trucks, Drivers, and Companies
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has an abundance of new proposed rules for the trucking industry. These new rules will specifically target roadside inspections, automatic emergency braking systems (AEBs), and electronic logging devices (ELDs). Between March and June 2021, the agency plans to issue formal notices along with at least four proposals. The…Read More
Should I Settle My Tulsa Truck Accident Case?
You were lucky enough to survive a truck crash. That’s already a win, but navigating the post-accident world of insurance adjusters, settlement offers and the pressure to financially recover from the damages you’ve suffered can make surviving a truck accident a living nightmare. The sheer volume of information to remember and deadlines to meet, in…Read More
Why Truck Drivers Should Worry About Today’s Motorists
We spend a lot of time talking about the dangers that commercial vehicles and 18-wheeles pose to drivers. Those dangers are real: the sheer size of a big rig is enough to turn any accident into a fatal one. As a recent survey shows, however, truck drivers may have something to worry about, too –…Read More
How Do Road Design and Road Defects Lead to Truck Accidents?
Most truck accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Many truck drivers speed, drive while intoxicated, drive while fatigued, or drive distracted. Defective truck parts such as bad brakes, and defective tires can cause fatal and catastrophic truck accidents. Still, sometimes truck accidents are the fault of the state of Oklahoma, a subdivision (a county) of…Read More
FMCSA Proposal Creates New Vision Deficiency Standards for Truck Drivers
It seems natural to think that all truck drivers should have 20-20 vision in both eyes, even if they need glasses to achieve it. This is especially true for commercial truck drivers who haul agricultural, manufacturing, industrial, and retail products throughout the country. Soon, however, that may no longer be the case. The Federal Motor…Read More
Why Oil Tanker Truck Accidents Are So Dangerous
Oil tanker trucks are commonplace throughout Oklahoma. Oil exploration, development, and distribution are the lifeblood of the state economy. The transport of oil is especially dangerous for many reasons, starting with the fact that cargo is combustible and hazardous. Cars and even many trucks are no match for the size, weight, and larger dimensions of…Read More
Is the Truck Driver Always to Blame for a Trucking Accident?
Determining fault in a vehicle accidents can be challenging. This is particularly true in a commercial truck accident case, even when it seems obvious one truck seemed to have caused the accident. The reason for this is that one or more parties related to the truck may be responsible, including the driver, owner, trucking company,…Read More