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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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Trucking Industry Takes a Step Back with Skills Test Rule Reversal

We were in full support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rule that required truck driving schools to send trainees to third-party instructors for skills testing. Objectivity, we believe, is critical in maintaining the integrity of truck driver training. … Continue reading

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Market Making Its Own Push for Standardizing EOBRs

While lawmakers and trucking industry officials continue to squabble over legislation that would mandate truck drivers’ use of electronic on-board recording devices, truck manufacturers are implementing advances in technology and taking matters into their own hands. Most recently, Volvo unveiled … Continue reading

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IIHS Calls for Better Tractor-Trailer Underride Guards

Tractor-trailer underride guards have saved countless lives by preventing passenger cars from sliding beneath an 18-wheeler during an accident. But as personal injury attorneys who have represented victims of catastrophic truck accidents, we’re glad to see that the industry strives … Continue reading

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High-Tech Gadgets Help Truckers Comply with HOS Regulations

Similar to how companies like Apple long ago put our music collections on our cell phones, other tech-based businesses have made huge strides in simplifying life for truck drivers and the carriers that monitor their driving patterns. GPS technology has … Continue reading

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FMCSA Continues Grappling with Entry-Level Truck Driver Training Rules

When you consider all that has happened in this country in the past two decades, it’s somewhat remarkable to then think about one thing that hasn’t happened. We’re still trying to establish entry-level truck driver training requirements. The Federal Motor … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry Shouldn’t Compromise Traction for Fuel Savings

As a proponent of measures that lessen the trucking industry’s impact on the environment, I am in full support of programs such as SmartWay that continue to seek out ways to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But … 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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