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Category: Trucking accident

Driving Drowsy Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Posted in Car accident,Trucking accident on October 24, 2018

Driving drowsy can be deadly. Many experts compare drowsy driving to drunk driving since both affect drivers in similar ways. Like a drunk driver, a tired driver can experience slowed reaction times, impaired judgment, and the inability to control the vehicle. Don’t underestimate the dangers of driving drowsy. Truck drivers and other motorists who engage… read more

Large Truck Drowsy Driving

Posted in Trucking accident on July 27, 2018

Drowsy and fatigued driving is one of the main causes of large trucking accidents. These accidents occur when drivers are not getting enough rest. Laws have been put in place to increase the amount of rest and breaks truck drivers are required to take during trips. Often, however, drivers choose to ignore the requirements in… read more

Truck Drivers can Cause Serious Collisions

Posted in Trucking accident on July 26, 2018

Over 70% of car wrecks occur as a result of distracted driving. Because large trucks are harder to control, stop, and handle, truckers can cause serious accidents if they become distracted. Truck drivers as with all drivers have many distractions behind the wheel including mobile phones, radio, and navigation systems. Truck drivers spend hours at… read more

Large Truck Crash Overview

Posted in Trucking accident on July 24, 2018

Most deaths that occur in an accident involving a large truck are from passenger vehicles. Large trucks are involved in about 11% of all fatal motor vehicle collisions each year. Large trucks generally are at least 20 times heavier than a normal passenger vehicle. The extra weight of the truck causes it to require a… read more

How to Deal with Road Rage Situations

Posted in Car accident,Motorcycle collision,Safety Tips,Trucking accident,Uncategorized on May 23, 2018

Ideally, you’d never have to think about road rage while driving around in West Virginia. Drivers have a duty to keep their cool and operate their vehicles safely at all times – even when they’re feeling angry or upset. Unfortunately, not all drivers can control their emotions behind the wheel. You might be one of… read more

Trucking Accidents

Posted in Trucking accident,Uncategorized on October 4, 2017

Collisions involving trucks tend to be particularly catastrophic accidents because of the severe damage that a large truck can cause to a much smaller vehicle. These types of accidents can lead to severe and permanent injuries for victims and, in the worst cases, even death. Recent statistics demonstrate that roughly 1 out of nine traffic… read more

Sharing the Road with Tractor Trailers- Be Safe and Alert

Posted in Trucking accident,Uncategorized on November 11, 2015

If you live in North Central West Virginia, it is nearly impossible to avoid driving on Interstate 68 or Interstate 79 during your travels. If you have travelled on the interstate, you have driven near or next to a tractor trailer. Chances are you have also seen many of the recent news articles discussing the… read more

Truck Drivers Resist New Sleep Rules Regardless of Risks

Posted in Trucking accident,Uncategorized on July 17, 2014

Sleep deprivation is a common cause of tractor trailer accidents throughout the United States. For decades, federal regulations have tried to ensure that truck drivers get ample rest before and during trucking routes. Unfortunately, in a business where the amount of money made is dependent upon the amount of miles driven, time becomes very important…. read more

Fairmont Man Killed in Trucking wreck on Interstate 79

Posted in Trucking accident,Uncategorized on November 15, 2013

News outlets are reporting that a Fairmont man has died as a result of injuries he sustained from a car wreck. On Wednesday, Ryan Gross, a 2012 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School, was traveling on Interstate 79 when a semi-truck merged into his lane causing his car to hit the back of the tractor… read more

Bus Crash Highlights Dangers of Tire Blow-outs

Posted in Trucking accident,Uncategorized on October 3, 2013

A bus crash in Tennessee yesterday caused eight deaths and multiple injuries. The passenger bus was carrying a group of seniors on their way back from a religious conference. Tennessee authorities said that the crash may have been caused when the bus blew a front tire, crossed an interstate median, clipped an SUV, and collided… read more