safety

Far from just a ‘driver gripe': Parking a growing concern for fleets, too

| October 14, 2014

A perennial concern of drivers and owner-operators stands firm in the ranks at the No. 6 position in a prominent fleet survey: Truck parking,

General public in touch with reality? 8 in 10 view truckers as more safe than passenger-vehicle drivers

| October 13, 2014

A survey of public opinion of the trucking industry and its drivers also concluded that the public views the industry favorably in large part. More results reported here.

$3.5 million awarded over trucker’s wrongful death

| October 08, 2014

A Fresno County, Calif., jury returned the verdict on behalf of a California trucker who died in a truck fire caused by an extremely damaged transmission.

Ctrl + Alt + Del won’t erase stupidity

| October 03, 2014

A word on safety after another truck-school bus accident: "Maybe all the regulations have muddled the original idea, but the basic concept is pretty dang simple: 'eyes on the road, mind on the load.'"

Photos posted to Facebook net $1 million crash settlement

| September 27, 2014

Ever posted a photo you took from the driver's seat to Facebook? The plaintiff's bar thanks you.

The best advice I ever got about trucking

| September 11, 2014

Wendy Parker runs down some answers to the question, including this nugget: “Listen to the old-timers in all their trucking BS -- there is always a grain of truth, and you learn something.”

Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

| September 11, 2014

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

POLL: Do you use your truck’s horn to call out distracted drivers?

| September 10, 2014

This poll follows reports of a growing tendency among drivers calling out unsafe behavior among motorists and other truckers on-highway, particularly cell phone use behind the wheel.

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