Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crashes Are on the Rise in the U.S.

Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crashes Are on the Rise in the U.S.

Crashes involving large trucks are almost always more serious than those involving only cars, pickups or SUVs. Because of the size of these trucks, they can do more significant damage, especially when they collide with a smaller vehicle. Unfortunately, the incidence of large truck crashes has been increasing in recent years. Just in 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that deaths from large truck crashes totaled more than 4,300,...
Screening for Trucker Sleep Apnea Halted – Unfortunately

Screening for Trucker Sleep Apnea Halted – Unfortunately

Accidents involving large trucks are a significant problem in the United States. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says that 3,852 people died in accidents involving large trucks in 2015 alone. Because of the difference in size and weight of vehicles, along with other factors, almost 70% of these fatalities were in passenger vehicles. Another 16% were in the trucks themselves, with the remaining victims being pedestrians, motorcyclists or bicyclists....
Ordered Off the Road: Georgia Trucking Company Poses Serious Hazard to Motoring Public

Ordered Off the Road: Georgia Trucking Company Poses Serious Hazard to Motoring Public

Trucking is an important industry, moving different types of cargo across the country. Between the number of drivers themselves and the motorists with whom they share the road, it’s essential that everyone follow the safety rules and regulations that have been put into place. Truck drivers must keep up to date with training procedures, carry particular insurances, have certain operator licenses, submit to drug and alcohol testing, participate in a...
Safety & Big Business at Odds Again

Safety & Big Business at Odds Again

Commercial trucking is big business, and it isn’t slowing down any time soon. While we’ve all had close calls with tractor-trailers, thousands of others weren’t as lucky to avoid a crash. Each year over 100,000 injuries and 5,000 fatalities involve commercial motor vehicles. Accident investigation of those wrecks has revealed that more than 50% of these accidents were fatigue-related. Recent health data show that approximately 30% of all men...
Any One of Us Could Have Been Tracy Morgan

Any One of Us Could Have Been Tracy Morgan

There’s a movement in popular culture to make the rich and famous more relatable by reminding regular folks that “celebrities are just like us.” Many media outlets share pictures of the stars doing ordinary things – pumping their own gas, wearing flip-flops, shopping at Target. They are also not immune from getting hurt. When they do, it often makes headlines, which brings attention to matters that affect us all....
Crumple Zones

Crumple Zones

Most of us don’t give much thought to infrastructure – the roads and bridges that we travel over every day. According to the World Economic Forum, the United States, which used to have the best infrastructure in the world, now ranks 16th. Decades of neglect have resulted in crumbling concrete, corroded steel and a massive problem with no real solution in sight. In Georgia alone, there were almost 6.6...