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Deadly truck crashes on the rise, yet trucking industry still lags behind on safety

Large commercial trucks are a vital part of the economy in Ohio, but it's becoming increasingly dangerous to share the road with them. In 2018, there was a total of 4,678 traffic fatalities involving large trucks across the U.S. — a one percent increase from 2017. Truck crashes in 2018 involving pedestrians increased by 13 percent....

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How safe do you feel driving around trucks in Columbus?

We often hear about the horrors of negligent truck drivers in the news. One recent truck crash on Interstate 70 in Belmont County caused a chain reaction of crashes that left one person dead, according to WTRF. Another Ohio truck driver received an out of service order from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) after...

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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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