The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued a proposal to make rear-impact underride guards a required item on inspections for motor carriers and roadside inspectors. Underride guards are strong metal grates on the back and/or side of a commercial truck that hang down below the trailer to prevent cars from sliding underneath in […]
Month: January 2021
What are the Best Automotive Technologies of 2021?
Every year, car manufacturers roll out new technologies within new styles. For 2021, these technologies include integrated systems to help improve driver safety and reduce crashes and injuries. Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) employ cameras, videos, sensors, and software to effectively warn and assist drivers of potential dangers or adverse driving conditions. ADAS includes some […]
How can I Prepare My Truck for Winter?
Winter is here and with it comes the potential for inclement weather, including snow, sleet, ice, and freezing rain. For those who drive trucks for a living, it can mean treacherous and dangerous road conditions. Drivers and truck companies need to ensure that their trucks are prepared to handle frigid temperatures and icy roadways. There […]
What are Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
A tremendous amount of freight is moved daily throughout the country. It is important to understand the special risks involved with freight-carrying trucks. Some of these risks contrbute to the common causes of truck accidents. The greatest danger is their massive size and weight. Compared to the average weight of a passenger vehicle, which is […]
What are the Dangers of Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is a serious threat to the safety of all road users, including drivers and passengers in other motor vehicles, as well as pedestrians and cyclists who share the road. It has been a problem as long as cars have been around, but it has risen to a new dangerous level since mobile phones […]