Trucking Accidents Archives

FMCSA reports rise in dump, ready-mix concrete truck crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has some crash data out for 2016 that should be of interest to truck drivers in New Mexico. In that year, the latest for which there are statistics, the number of serious accidents among dump trucks and ready-mix concrete delivery trucks rose by 9 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively. (By a "serious" crash is meant one where the truck had to be towed away.)

Tech companies work to address fatigue in trucking industry

Fatigue is a major concern in the trucking industry. Between high demand for goods to be delivered by truck and the troubling shortage of truckers, drivers are putting in a lot of hours on the road. And despite regulations in place to curb excessive driving, the fact is that many truckers are putting their lives and the lives of other motorists in danger by being on the road too long.

Multiple issues uncovered in crash that killed 20 people

Commercial vehicles that transport goods and people are held to a high standard with regard to inspections and safety equipment; the drivers of these vehicles are held to a higher standard as well. And while people might think that these standards only apply to truckers and the tractor-trailers that drive across the country, the fact is that they apply to all commercial vehicles and drivers, including those that transport people.

Who is at a higher risk of causing a truck accident?

Operating a commercial-sized truck is demanding and complicated. Truckers must have the appropriate licensing and training, and they must comply with strict regulations that are in place to keep everyone safe. However, there are truckers who fail to meet these criteria and truckers who take avoidable risks.

3 parties facing troubling consequences of the trucker shortage

Did you know that there are currently about 63,000 truck driving positions open in the United States? This labor shortage is worrisome, and reports state that it may not be getting any better. And it's not just affecting consumers dealing with price increases and delivery delays.

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