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November 2018 Archives

Motorists can improve safety by understanding trucks

When Ohio drivers hit the road, they share the pavement with all manner of other vehicles. They also potentially put themselves in harm's way through no fault of their own. Every other vehicle is driven by someone with a particular set of experiences and mental distractions that could create danger for other occupants of the roadway. This is especially true when contemplating sharing space with an 80,000-pound transport truck. Because of the sheer size of semi-trucks, they present dangers that are not inherent to passenger vehicles. For the same reasons, they require special training and licensing to drive.

Truck accident fatality surge prompts calls for HOS revisions

Truck drivers in Ohio and around the country rushing to complete their journeys before a 30-minute rest break becomes mandatory are contributing to a worrying rise in commercial vehicle accident fatalities according to several industry groups. The break is required by federal hours of service rules that are designed to prevent fatigue and drowsy driving crashes, but many truck drivers say that they encourage them to exceed posted speed limits and place other road users in danger.

Truck Crash Attorney Andy Young Educates Texas Attorneys About Truck Side Underride Car Crashes

Thumbnail image for truck.pngAndy Young, the founding partner of Young & McCarthy LLP, of Cleveland, Ohio was invited to be the keynote speaker on November 16, 2018, at the Texas State Bar's truck accident legal education program being presented to more than two hundred Texas attorneys. His speaking topic is the safety and litigation aspects of a special type of car accident in which a car and truck collide and the car ends up underneath the side of the truck or trailer.

CVSA sidelines nearly 5,000 trucks during 2018 Brake Safety Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has released the results of its 2018 Brake Safety Week, which took place from Sept. 16 to 22. Some truckers in Ohio may remember it because they were pulled over for random inspections as were truckers across the rest of the U.S. and in Canada. In all, 35,080 commercial vehicles underwent inspections to ensure compliance with brake safety guidelines.

Truck accidents are on the rise

Large tractor-trailer trucks are a common sight on Ohio highways and across the nation as they play a key role in promoting commerce and the delivery of goods. With a vigorous economy, more and more trucks are racking up miles every day. Safety is always an issue with the trucking industry both as a product of the amount of time a trucker is behind the wheel and the public's interest in driving without fear of accidents.

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