Depending on which road or highway you’re driving on, it seems like 18-wheelers are everywhere and in abundance. But you’d be surprised to know that there currently is a shortage of truck drivers. The number is pretty astounding: 60,000 drivers are needed. Some believe the number is probably closer to 100,000. Reasons for truck driver shortages There are several reasons for … [Read more...] about How a Looming Truck Driver Shortage Might Endanger Everyone
An overloaded or improperly loaded truck are two of the main causes of truck accidents in the United States. Unfortunately, this issue is a growing industry problem due to many companies’ attempts to cut costs. Many fleets select lower rated gross vehicle weight (GVW) trucks to save money as well as dodge regulations that require a driver with a CDL license. By trying to … [Read more...] about Can an Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Truck Lead to Accidents?
Whenever a truck accident occurs, it can be devastating and incredibly stressful. An accident involving a regular vehicle can be tough enough, much less one involving a semi, 18-wheeler or any other mammoth truck. Below are five differences between a truck accident and a car accident. Huge insurance policies. Because of the size and nature of large commercial trucks, … [Read more...] about 5 Differences Between Truck & Car Accidents
Commercial trucks are a necessity in our economy, but unfortunately they can be hazardous on our roads if proper precaution isn’t taken. Below are important safety tips, curated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to keep you as safe as possible when you’re near one of these vehicles. Watch out for blind spots. Trucks have extra large blind spots and you … [Read more...] about Safety Tips for Driving Near Tractor-Trailer Trucks
If you’re like me, every time a huge semi-truck pulls up beside you on the road, your heart beats a little faster and you begin to panic a little. No matter the size of your vehicle, it can’t compare to the mammoth tractor-trailers that roam our roads, highways and interstate. While commercial truck driving is an important part of our economy and how you’re able to get that … [Read more...] about Do Semi-Trucks Increase Danger on America’s Highways and Interstates?