THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY ITSELF IS DIVIDED OVER THE USE OF “TWIN 33″ TRAILERS

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In 2016, nearly 4,000 Americans died in collisions involving large trucks. Current law allows 28′ trailers to be hauled in tandem. But certain forces in the trucking industry, however, want to go to 33 foot trailers or “Twin 33’s” in all states — adding approximately 18% more capacity to tandem … Read More

Tractor Truck Accidents Reduced with Speed Limiters

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  On average, more than 1,000 lives are lost annually to speeding Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), studies examining the relationship between travel speed and crash severity have confirmed the common-sense conclusion that the severity of a crash increases with increased travel speed. … Read More

TRUCK SAFETY ROLL BACK RULES PUSH WILL COST LIVES

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Nearly 4,000 people lost their lives in crashes involving large trucks in 2015, the fifth consecutive year that fatalities increased. The majority of these deaths — 84% — are not truck drivers, but car passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Commercial trucks are 20 to 30 times heavier than passenger cars and … Read More

TRUCK CRASHES REDUCED BY NEW SAFETY SYSTEMS

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Developments in truck safety — such as automatic braking and lane departure warning systems — can prevent up to 63,000 truck crashes per year. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety now recommends that all large trucks, both existing and new, get equipped with four (4) types of safety technologies to … Read More

6 In 10 Adults Fear Passing Trucks

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The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has issued a study that demonstrates 60% of drivers in the United States feel less safe driving past large commercial trucks than they do when passing other cars. The AAA survey found: A. 28% said it’s the trucks large size and length; B. 18% … Read More

Car Accidents & Truck Accidents & Holiday Travel

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Thanksgiving is always one of the most traveled holidays in America.  More traffic can mean more car accidents and truck accidents.  First, you need to rest before you travel.  In this way, your reaction to other car accidents or truck accidents or near accidents may be sharper.  As soon as … Read More

Trucking Accidents & More-WIW

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It’s that time of year again, more trucks on the road for Holiday needs.  Unfortunately, this increase in truck traffic can result in more trucking accidents.  There are demands on the trucks to make more deliveries and sometimes, there are greater time demands on the truck drivers as well.It’s that … Read More

But I Don’t Want To Go To Physical Therapy

I recently fractured my ankle.  While there are pieces to this recovery process, and unfortunately, the right side of my ankle, I am currently in the physical therapy phase.  Frankly, I could not wait to get to this point, I just want to get back to where I was before the … Read More

Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage in the Employment Context

A recent opinion issued by Judge Ramy I. Djerassi of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas could paves way for injured workers to obtain underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits in the third party context. In Bielac v. American International Group, Inc., 2016 WL 7157620 (C.P. Phila. Dec. 2016), Plaintiff, John Bielac, … Read More

Road Rage

Aggressive driving has been a problem on our roadways for quite some time.  Unfortunately, road rage is rapidly becoming worse with an increasing number in fatalities.  We are all guilty of this at some point in our driving career but, how we handle ourselves when faced with an aggressive driver, … Read More