Monthly Archives: November 2012

FMCSA Shuts Down Trucking Company for Repeat Violations

There are numerous ways to promote improved highway safety, from pushing for safer commercial vehicle equipment to demanding that truck drivers be rested and healthy. Getting high-risk drivers and vehicles off the road is at the top of that list. … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry Pushes for Uniform Toll Collection System

This time of year more than any, we sympathize with a person’s frustration at waiting in line. But more serious than throngs of angst-ridden Wal-Mart shoppers are truck drivers and the hassles they endure as they navigate our nation’s toll-road … Continue reading

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FMCSA Launches New Pre-Employment Screening Program

At a time when reports indicate there will be a growing need for more truck drivers over the next decade, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced some welcome news. Carriers and trucking companies, charged with having to hire more … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Obesity Linked to Higher Rate of Preventable Truck Crashes

Health and fitness have become high-priority in all segments of society. Even here at TruckAccidents.com we put an emphasis on employee health. So it should come as little surprise that the commercial trucking industry is feeling the impact too. Plenty … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Reaction may have Saved Lives in Arizona Bus Crash

The heroics of commercial truck drivers often go unreported, but it appears likely that the quick response of a big-rig operator prevented a bad accident near Phoenix from turning drastically worse. A charter bus carrying 15 passengers collided head-on with … Continue reading

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FMCSA Strips Trucking Safety Violators of 10-Day Appeal Extension

If 45 days isn’t enough to show compliance, why allow 10 more? That question has baffled trucking industry watchers for more than two decades, but it was made moot by one stroke of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration pen … Continue reading

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See the WTOL11 Investigation of At-Fault Truck Accidents in Ohio

Great work by reporter Craig Thomas and the folks at WTOL11 for the investigative report they published Nov. 15 shedding light on at-fault accidents involving commercial vehicles in Ohio. The story – and accompanying video – paints a well-rounded picture … Continue reading

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Who Needs a CDL? Understanding the Requirements

Much like how flying a single-engine plane is different than piloting a jumbo commercial jet, driving a sedan with groceries in the backseat is different than operating an 18-wheeler with thousands of pounds of freight on the trailer. Driving a … Continue reading

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Road Opens to Help Military Vets Find Careers in Trucking

Less than a month before claiming a somewhat more-heralded victory, President Barack Obama announced an important win for U.S. military veterans who aspire to a career as a commercial truck driver. In mid-October, the President signed the Military Commercial Driver’s … Continue reading

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