Does sharing the road with large trucks make you nervous? Does truck driver fatigue and accidents worry you? Do you attempt to avoid driving beside or near commercial vehicles whenever possible? If so, you are wise. Statistics from large truck accidents show that 83 percent of the fatalities in large truck accidents are occupants of… Read more »
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After many traffic accidents, the victims are transported to an emergency room for immediate medical care. Therefore, this question only arises when a victim refuses to be transported to the emergency room. While there is not a deadline for seeking medical treatment, your delay in seeking medical attention can have a negative impact on your… Read more »
Many drivers in Pennsylvania, including Erie, Edinboro, and Warren, understand the dangers of sharing our roads with large commercial vehicles. Even though we need the commercial trucking industry to transport goods throughout the country efficiently and cost-effectively, sharing the roads with these massive vehicles can be deadly. Thousands of people are injured and killed in… Read more »
According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 116,000 people were injured in large truck accidents during 2017. During that same year, 4,067 people lost their lives in large truck accidents. Both figures represented a four percent increase in injuries and fatalities from the previous year. Large trucks are defined as a medium… Read more »
According to new information released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding-related traffic fatalities increased by three percent from 2014 to 2015. During 2015, 9,557 people lost their lives in speed-related traffic accidents. In Pennsylvania, almost one-half of all traffic fatalities resulted from accidents involving speeding.
The commercial trucking industry is a billion-dollar business in the United States. Large trucks are one of the most efficient and cost-effective methods of transporting goods across the country. Unfortunately, these extremely large, heavy vehicles can be very dangerous on the road. A passenger vehicle stands no chance in a collision with an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer.
It is common for everyone to experience one or more nights of poor sleep during a month. However, for someone with sleep apnea, getting a good night’s sleep is almost impossible unless the person is receiving treatment. Unfortunately, sleep apnea can be life-threatening when a commercial truck driver chooses not to seek treatment for the… Read more »