truck crashes

Truck occupant deaths rise in 2012, along with overall highway fatalities, NHTSA says

The number of highway deaths rose in 2012 from 2011 by 1,082 to 33,561. The number of large truck occupant fatalities also rose, seeing an increase for three consecutive years. However, ATA disputes the terminology used in the report.

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Truck accidents with deaths up in 2011, but drop 25% since 2001

Data released this month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that trucks were involved in 3,608 accidents that involved fatalities in 2011.

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House bill would increase trucking insurance minimum by millions

A bill referred to the House's transportation committee last week would raise the minimum insurance required by trucking companies from $750,000 to $4,422,000.

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Rash of wrecks in W.Va. prompts increased police patrols

Officers are stepping up patrols and inspections between and in the area of I-77 milemarker 74 and 78, according to reports.

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Reasons for the rise in truck-occupant crash deaths

Readers weigh in on root causes after NHTSA's examination of crash statistics showed a sharp rise in truck occupant crash fatalities (20 percent) between 2010 and 2011.

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ATA urges FMCSA to remain committed to CSA goal

In a white paper released this week, ATA urges the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remain committed CSA's goal of reducing crashes.

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Research identifies large truck rollover locations

ATRI released findings from the first part of a three-part effort looking to mitigate costly large truck rollovers.

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Study IDs truck drivers likely to crash

Drivers with certain records are more susceptible to being involved in a future truck crash than their peers with clean driving records.

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Cool Reception

FMCSA’s proposed hours of service revision stirs criticisms.

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Editor's Journal: In the Driver's Seat

CSA 2010 will present a golden opportunity for good drivers.

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