The number of commercial vehicles that are out on California roads increases with each new day. As a consumer, you may rely on these trucks to transport a variety of goods from place to place, but with the inherent size and weight of a semi, as a driver, their presence may also pose a threat to your safety.
A recent fatal crash on a Californian highway once again illustrates the tragic damage one single reckless action can cause. The trucking accident happened on a Tuesday in early September. Five people died at the scene of the crash, while the sixth person died in hospital.
A crash between a motorcycle and a fire truck has cost one California city $250,000. A woman agreed to the settlement with the city of Palo Alto after losing control of her bike due to a large fire truck that was sitting in the middle of the road during a non-emergency situation. Truck accidents such as this often cause significant property damage and serious bodily harm to victims.
A recent crash between two big rigs has left one man dead and nine people injured. In one of the worst truck accidents to happen in California recently, freeway lanes were closed for hours as crews worked to clean up the debris left at the scene. The wreckage was said to have been charred and smoking for some time.
A 68-year-old man was killed in a crash which involved four other vehicles on a recent Friday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was operating a pickup truck that was involved in the wreck. The multiple-vehicle truck accident occurred near a rest stop, killing one driver while four others walked away with minor injuries. Trucking accidents are often a problem on California highways.
The study reviewed drugs with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more. The goal of the study was to identify the factors that lead to commercial truck accidents. Commercial trucks are responsible for a disproportionate number of fatalities and serious injuries on the road. This study identified the critical events that lead to those accidents.
Tractor-trailer or semi-trucks are necessary and deadly machines on the highways. They compose a very small slice of overall traffic but account for a large number of fatalities. For example, in 2014 there were 3,660 deaths that were related or caused by semi-trucks. A number of these fatalities are due to passenger vehicles entering into semi-truck no-zones. This post will go over the dangers of no-zones and how you can stay safe on the road.
Otto, a little-known outfit working to bring self-driven trucks to market, notched a significant accomplishment ? its experimental truck successfully traveled 120 highway miles without a human operator in the cab. Self-driven car headlines have been dominated by the likes of Google, Uber and Tesla. However, none of those companies have been able to field a car that is permitted to operate without a human driver. This post will go over the trucks development and what it may mean to you.
California has one of the highest numbers of trucks present on its highways throughout the entire country. In total, trucks travel around 30 million miles every day on California roads and freeways. The California government has delegated the California Highway Patrol the duty to regulate all of that trucking activity. To meet that goal, the CHP has devised a program that combines education, enforcement and partnerships with industry to improve safety and save lives.
Large semi-trucks cause a disproportionate number of traffic fatalities relative to their number on the road. A study was conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to study the causes of semi and large truck crashes. This study examined 120,000 serious truck crashes. It studied only large trucks with a gross weight over 10,000 pounds. This post will review those results.