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“Highway Hypnosis” blamed for deadly New York Commuter Train Derailment

          The New York Times reported yesterday that the engineer operating the Metro-North Railroad train that derailed this past weekend claimed to have been dazed and zoned out in the moments before the derailment, suffering from “Highway Hypnosis”. “Highway Hypnosis” … Continue reading

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New FMCSA Data includes Lack of Seat Belt Use

Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released safety data from 2011, including the following: One-third of truck occupant fatalities occurred when occupant was not wearing a seatbelt; 64% of large truck fatal crashes occurred on rural roads; … Continue reading

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NYC Looks to Crossover Mirrors to Reduce Trucker Blind Spots

It’s been said that what begins in New York City will reach the rest of the country eventually. With that in mind, it’s fair to wonder how long before municipalities follow New York’s lead in mandating that commercial vehicles have … Continue reading

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GPS Devices Steering Truckers onto Roads Designed for Passenger-Vehicle Traffic

Remember the days of enormous road maps flopping and folding across your front seat? By now, those seem like days from a different lifetime. Nowadays, GPS-equipped, on-board mapping devices guide us around every corner, directing us from our driveways to … Continue reading

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Tractor Trailer Sideswipes Passenger Car in Boonville, NY

A woman was injured when her car was sideswiped by a passing tractor trailer on Route 12 in Boonville, N.Y., on Wednesday, April 25. According to UticaOD.com, the woman was in the southbound lane of Route 12, waiting to make … Continue reading

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Two Tractor Trailers Collide in New Windsor, NY

One man was seriously injured when a tractor trailer smashed into another on Interstate 87 in New Windsor, N.Y., on Monday, April 9. According to the Times Herald-Record, one truck was driving north on I-87 when it plowed into a … Continue reading

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Motorist Dies in Tractor Trailer Crash in Yonkers

A tractor trailer hauling garbage in Yonkers collided with a passenger car on Friday, April 6, killing the driver of the car. According to LoHud.com, the two vehicles collided and the car was crushed between the semi and a concrete … Continue reading

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Motorcyclist Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Hamburg, NY

A 48-year-old motorcyclist was killed when his bike collided head-on with a tractor trailer on Route 20 in Hamburg, N.Y. on Tuesday, April 3. According to a report on WIVB.com, the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Route 20 when it … Continue reading

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Overturned Tractor Trailer Injures Three in NYC

A tractor trailer flipped on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and landed on a pickup truck on Wednesday, March 21. According to WABC, three people in the pickup truck were injured in the accident, which left the tractor trailer wedged under … Continue reading

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Truck, Tractor Trailer Crash Injures One Near Buffalo

According to BuffaloNews.com, a tractor trailer and a storage truck were involved in a two-vehicle crash in Cambria, N.Y. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, that left one man injured. The two commercial vehicles collided at the intersection of Ridge and Cambria-Wilson … Continue reading

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