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Warning: Unsecured truck loads put Ohio road users in danger

We hear about them every day; the catastrophes involving big rigs and smaller passenger cars. Large commercial trucks often pose a risk to Ohio motorists, particularly because of their increased stopping time and distance, as well as the adequate training and experience it takes to operate them. It's not always the truck itself that causes...

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes hours-of-service changes for truckers

Proposed federal rule changes for commercial truckers have prompted opposing claims that the result will range from safety and flexibility, to exhaustion and danger. The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a notice of proposed changes to hours of service rules, according to EHS Today, an occupational safety and health...

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What’s Driving the High Fatality Rate for Deadly Truck Accidents?

Fatal truck crashes may be on the decline due to emerging safety technology and stricter federal guidelines, but the number of deadly crashes involving large trucks is still significantly high. In 2017, there were approximately 4,889 deaths across the United States caused by truck crashes, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Roughly...

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How Inexperienced Truck Drivers Could Put Motorists At Risk

In recent years, the trucking industry has found itself in a dilemma – being forced to look to unconventional means of hiring new drivers to fill a shortage. In order to stay afloat, the trucking industry will need about 50,000 additional drivers within the near future, according to The Trucker.com. One avenue the industry is...

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How speed limiters could prevent Ohio truck accidents

Large trucks speeding through the highways and streets of Ohio are a big concern for anyone who shares the road with them. At least one group is working to urge lawmakers to mandate speed-limiters on heavy trucks to help make streets safer. According to Freight Waves, a coalition led by Road Safe America and the...

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The Best Ideas to Avoid the Dangers Large Trucks Pose to Pedestrians

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users, especially when large trucks are present. Not only do pedestrians lack the protections afforded by a motor vehicle, they often disappear into truck blind spots. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large trucks traveling 65 mph take up to the length of two football fields...

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