It is very common for drivers of vehicles to feel nervous when they have to drive alongside a truck, or when they need to overtake them. Much of this is because they have some knowledge of the fact that trucks have "no-zones". "No-zones" might have been a term that people vaguely remember from when they were learning to drive, but it is common for drivers to forget the details of the principle as years go by.
Trucking companies have certain responsibilities when it comes to purchasing trucks, hiring drivers and maintaining vehicles. They must make sure that safety is always a priority, especially because of the extremely serious impact that truck collisions can have.
When a motor vehicle crash involves a truck, the chances are that the consequences will be very serious. Truck drivers are not always to blame for the lead up to a truck crash; however, the actions that they take in response to other drivers can be vital in determining whether a collision will occur.
Truck accidents are very common in Irvine, California. The congestion on the roads doesn't reduce the number of accidents. It just seems to make matters worse. Trucks are large, carry heavy loads and travel at high rates of speed in all types of conditions. Today, we will take a look at the causes of truck accidents in California.
Drowsy driving is as much of a problem in California as distracted driving is, especially when it comes to truck drivers. Even though truck drivers are required to take breaks every so often, many of them fail to do so because of pressure from their employer to make quicker deliveries or because they simply think they don't need to take a break. Here's how all drivers can avoid drowsy driving in Irvine, California.
A rest area along Highway 46 in Shandon was the scene of a mutli-vehicle collision just before daylight on Monday, March 5. The 5:50 a.m. incident, which involved three tractor-trailers and a sports utility vehicle (SUV), resulted in two motorists being seriously injured.
Being part of a commercial truck accident has the potential to change your life in many ways. Due to the size difference in vehicles, there's always a chance that you could suffer a serious injury.
This holiday season, many brick and mortar merchants are pushing back hard against the rise of online shopping. At the same time, millions of Americans went absolutely bananas (pardon the technical term) over the recent Thanksgiving weekend and subsequent Cyber Monday, spending nearly $11 billion over a span of less than a week.
No matter who you are, there is never a good time to become distracted when you're behind the wheel of a vehicle. Doing so increases the likelihood of causing an accident.
The trucking industry in the United States is going through many changes. Among these is a shortage of drivers. According to one estimate, approximately 50,000 drivers are required to move 70 percent of the country's goods.