The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is teaming up with the trucking industry to encourage the use of advanced driver assistance systems in commercial fleets. The move is designed to make roadways safer in California and across the United States.
Many truck drivers in California and across the U.S. aren't getting enough sleep, according to a new study by researchers at Ball State University. Unfortunately, the problem appears to be getting worse.
Research shows that installing side guards on trucks could save lives in California and across the country. However, the U.S. government has been slow to mandate the safety feature's use by the U.S. trucking industry.
If the Trump Administration gets its way, truck drivers in California and across the U.S. will be able to work longer shifts. However, the National Transportation Safety Board says that truck driver fatigue is a major hazard on U.S. roads.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will conduct Brake Safety Week in California and across North America Sept. 15-21. During the initiative, CVSA officials will inspect commercial trucks and other vehicles to ensure they are free of critical brake violations.
With trucking being such a high-stress industry, it's important that truckers get a sufficient amount of rest each night. Unfortunately, many truckers have a condition called obstructive sleep apnea, which, if left untreated, makes them five times more likely to crash than drivers who received treatment. California residents should know that between 17% and 28% of the 1.87 million nonfarming commercial truckers have at least a mild form of obstructive sleep apnea.
A bipartisan Senate bill may soon affect thousands of truck drivers in California and across the country. The bill, Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act of 2019, was developed by a Democratic and Republican senator. It would require that all newly produced Class 7 and Class 8 trucks be installed with speed-limiting devices.
Truck accidents in California and across the U.S. have been on the rise in recent years. One of the reasons for this could be drug use, according to a new study.
Car accidents that take place on California highways may result in police reports, insurance claims and a lengthy investigation. While resolving a car accident case may seem complicated, it could pale in comparison to what it takes to resolve a truck accident case. This is because truck accidents tend to cause more damage than car wrecks do. Furthermore, there is a higher likelihood that one or more people are hurt or killed in such collisions.
Many trucking companies in California and across the U.S. are looking to vehicle devices as a way to improve safety for both their employees and others on the road. These devices include collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, in-cab cameras, truck event recorders and roll stability control.