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Were there more truck accident fatalities in 2019?

Large commercial trucks pose a greater liability to others on the road due to their size and weight. With a fully-loaded trailer, they can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. and cause massive damage in a single crash. That's why truck drivers and the companies that employ them are held to a high standard in...

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Will the temporary suspension of HOS laws lead to more drowsy driving truck crashes?

According to state data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 791 traffic fatalities in Ohio that involved large commercial trucks. Drowsy driving is one of the leading causes of truck accidents in our state. These crashes are often attributed to: Lack of adequate sleep — it's recommended that adults get 7-9 hours of...

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Ohio Rollover Truck Accidents Complicated Legal Cases

Learn more about why rollover truck accidents and what you can do about them Truck accidents involving pickup trucks and tractor trailers in Ohio have long been among the most serious motor vehicle accidents. And among pickup truck and tractor trailer accidents, rollover truck accidents often result in very severe truck accidents. Why do rollover...

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Truck drivers with sleep apnea 250 percent more likely to cause a crash

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that involves interrupted breathing and abnormally loud snoring. People with sleep apnea may experience headaches and excessive daytime drowsiness. The most common risk factors for sleep apnea include being overweight, smoking cigarettes, having a neck size greater than 17 inches and being over the age of 40. There are...

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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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