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What happens when a trucker can't see you

The occupants of an average car, which weighs about 3,000 pounds, are in great danger in a blind-spot collision with a fully loaded semi-truck, which can weigh 80,000 pounds. Fatalities linked to blind spots are common, while injuries include: Broken bones Deep cuts resulting in permanent scars Neck injuries, including whiplash Back injuries, including cracked...

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The importance of truck tire safety

When truck tires are worn out, detreaded or not properly inflated, they can pose a significant risk to other drivers. Large commercial trucks can be complex to operate, even when the tires are in good condition. A large truck can easily lose control when a tire blows out or becomes deflated. This is common when...

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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 are 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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