There could be more than one reason that your vehicle crashed. Many times, a collision is the fault of another driver. Sometimes an accident can be caused by bad weather or poor road conditions.
Everyone knows about the dangers of driving while exhausted - how it slows reaction times and judgment, increases the potential for falling asleep behind the wheel and make serious accidents much more likely. The danger is increased when 18-wheelers are involved because of their size and weight.
After a serious truck accident, most people would agree that the driver should be grounded to avoid further accidents. However, it is important to consider whether there is a more effective way to avoid these types of accidents in the first place.
With the influx of autonomous driving technology, it's no surprise the trucking industry is feeling the impact. Questions about autonomously driven trucks bring out related questions of job-security, pay-rate and of course safety.
Commercial truck drivers are a consistent focus of federal safety regulators’ scrutiny, with probes constantly being conducted into matters ranging from their work schedules and sleep patterns to their overall health and use of log books.
Semi-trucks are dangerous vehicles. Their size alone can make them hazards on the roads. Combine the size of the trucks, dense traffic and possibly fatigues drivers and truck accident might just be waiting to happen in Cleveland.
In thinking about commercial truck safety in Ohio and nationally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is quite obviously focused on the long term.
Though one particular accident did not occur in the Cleveland area, this sort of incident could occur almost anywhere. A big-rig truck hauling more than 8,000 gallons of fuel suddenly exploded on a freeway on October 27th.
Anyone familiar with Ohio’s highways and interstates knows that the state’s roadways are among the busiest in the country for both passenger and commercial traffic.
If you happen to see Wal-Mart long-distance trucker Warren Greeno driving his big rig in Ohio or elsewhere in the country, you’ll notice him. Greeno will be behind the wheel of a shiny red 18-wheeler that has his name painted on the side.