According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, 4,761 traffic fatalities involving large trucks took place in the most recent year for which data is available. This is a 9 percent increase from the previous year.[…]
Truck accidents kill thousands of people in the US each year. Thousands more suffer life-altering injuries when they are harmed in accidents with these massive vehicles.
Over3.5 million truck drivers deliver more than 70 percent of all goods transported in the United States each year. This amounts to $671 billion of products in the United States alone, and an additional $500[…]
The U.S. economy is heavily dependent on the trucking industry. Over 70 percent of freight transported annually is moved on our roads by trucks. This accounts for a whopping $671 billion of retail and manufactured[…]
Truck accidents can be some of the most severe accidents you could potentially experience. Most truck accidents, however, are caused by driver negligence. While the trucker can be found to have acted in a negligent[…]
In the first article of this series, we discussed the problem of crashes involving large trucks on California’s highways. In the second installment, we examined the reasons those accidents occur. In this concluding article, we[…]
In Part 1 of this series, we examined the problem of crashes involving large trucks (those weighing more than 10,000 pounds) on California’s highways. In this article, we explore the reasons those accidents occur. In[…]
Accidents involving large trucks — defined as trucks that weigh more than 10,000 pounds — are more likely to cause death and serious injury than other highway crashes. While dump trucks and garbage trucks are[…]