Tag: preventable or not
Trucker's high-winds tip-over crash an act of God -- or 'preventable?'
Notably, crashes of this type aren't eligible for review in FMCSA's Crash Preventability Determination Program, yet the National Safety Council's accident review committee weighed in on this hauler's preventive measures. Find out the final judgment here.
February 5, 2024
Trucker's snowy slide into lane divider: Preventable or not?
Winter had arrived to the dark stretch of divided highway where trucker John Doe approached the crest of a hill. He lost control of the rig, crashing into a steel lane divider with significant fender damage. Was the crash "preventable?" Or not ...
January 2, 2024
Infrastructure failure or 'reckless driver': Shoulder rollover 'preventable'?
When a car veered directly into this trucker's path, he braked hard, steering safe to a shoulder. To his horror, it turned out to be so soft his rig slowly rolled onto its side, in a ditch. His carrier judged the accident preventable, and he appealed. ...
November 29, 2023
Impatient driver attempts to cut off rig's right turn: Was the accident preventable?
Not wanting to get stuck behind the trucker's slow-moving rig for a long stretch of unpassable two-lane highway, a four-wheeler tried to cut across the grassy corner of the intersection to head off the tractor. Accident preventable? Or not?
November 6, 2023
Trucker's trailer picks up an oak branch as decoration. Was the crash preventable?
A trucker running a rural, tree-lined road takes a massive branch with him after clipping it with his trailer. He contests the carrier's preventable determination. Was it actually preventable?
September 29, 2023
Pickup truck cuts off tractor-trailer: Could the crash be anything other than 'nonpreventable'?
Overdrive's sister fleet publication CCJ refreshes its long-running "Preventable or Not?" series examining carriers' crash preventability determinations with this dramatic clear-cut case for fault. Preventability, it turns out, isn't so clear. ...
August 25, 2023
Preventable, or not: How to DataQ for FMCSA’s crash review program
Learn more about things to consider during the DataQ process of submitting a review through the FMCSA's crash preventability determination program here.
May 20, 2020
Wreck on a foggy highway: Preventable or Not?
A beatup pickup pulled out in front of trucker John Doe on a foggy highway and the two collided. Was this preventable or not?
May 6, 2016
Operator hits overhead door while exiting — could trucker have prevented it?
After truck operator John Doe pulled the loading dock at a grocery store, a staff member of the facility lowered the dock’s overhead door, which Doe hit on his way out. Could he have prevented the accident?
January 2, 2015
9 items struggling owner-operators usually don’t have
After working with owner-operators for the last 37 years, I’ve concluded there are nine items that struggling owner-ops usually are missing. Here they are.
November 6, 2014
Truck operator backs into on-the-move pancake patron — Could he have prevented the accident?
While making a deliver at a restaurant, truck operator John Doe backed into the car of an unsuspecting patron who was trying to leave the restaurant. Could he have prevented this accident?
August 29, 2014
Quick-footed motorist clips rig’s trailer — could the trucker have prevented it?
John Doe could not move his tractor-trailer out of a tight squeeze in an intersection before an impatient sports car driver hit his trailer. Was this a preventable accident?
June 27, 2014
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