What Causes Most Semi-Truck Accidents?
In 2016, almost 4,000 people died in accidents involving large trucks. The majority (82%) of fatalities were passenger vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists, or pedestrians. Many of these accidents involved semi-trucks, or tractors connected to semi-trailers carrying freight. Semi-trucks pose serious risks to others on the roadway due to their heavy weight, immense size, and the… read more
Usual Causes of Truck Accidents
Thousands of people suffer serious and fatal injuries in truck accidents every year. Commercial trucking is a necessary industry, yet large trucks pose significant hazards to others on Maryland’s roadways. Recognizing the most common causes of truck accidents through use of available data can help you keep your family safe while traveling through Baltimore. The… read more
Regulations of the Trucking Industry
Today’s busy interstates are jammed with more trucks and cars than ever before. As such, legislation increases when it comes to regulating the trucking industry. Trucks are under strict guidelines, and when the trucking companies fail to follow those guidelines, they suffer consequences. And, unfortunately, sometimes the failure to follow the laws as they are… read more
Understanding Rollover Crashes: Why do Semi-Trucks Overturn
Although rollover crashes account for only 3.3 percent of all semi-truck accidents, these types of collisions are among the deadliest types of truck accidents that can occur on the highway. The reality is that large commercial trucks are especially at risk of rolling over, which can put all other drivers at risk of being involved… read more
40+ Vehicle Crash on I-95 Results in Two Deaths, Others Injured
Early Saturday morning, the Interstate 95 in South Baltimore was shut down after a large commercial truck and dozens of other vehicles crashed on the icy roads. As a result of the crash, 15 people were injured, three of them considered to be seriously injured. Two others were killed. Just before 5:00 A.M., emergency crews… read more
Hours of Service Violations: The Problem of Tired Truckers
In the trucking industry, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces regulations by which trucking companies, drivers, and other workers must abide. One set of rules that drivers must follow is referred to as Hours of Service regulations. These regulations control how long drivers can operate their trucks, the amount of time they must… read more
What Causes a Trucking Accident?
Any kind of crash or collision is unexpected and there are very few precautions you can take to avoid one. After all, you have no control over the way the other driver is operating their vehicle. As difficult as these situations are, however, they are made even more daunting when you consider a crash with… read more