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Category : Semi-Truck Accidents Featured Articles
  • Semi Truck Accidents Investigations and Dash Cams

    FAST FACTS  Buses and large trucks were involved in 12% of all traffic fatalities in 2016. This was a 5% increase from the year before. California is among the 10 states that had the highest average of fatal crashes involving buses and large trucks between 2014 and 2016. When you or a loved one is […]

  • The Safety Procedures of Truck Drivers

    FAST FACTS Almost 4,000 people were killed in accidents with semi trucks in 2016. 82% of those victims were people other than the driver of the truck. 11% of all road fatalities in 2016 involved semi trucks.   Semi trucks are multi-ton, monstrous behemoths that have come to dominate California’s highways and byways. From the […]

  • Smoking Can Be Especially Dangerous for Truckers

    FAST FACTS 51 percent of long-haul truck drivers report being cigarette smokers. Smoking increases the risk of stroke, cancer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Smoking cigarettes is not as popular as it once was, but there are those people who choose to take on and keep the habit. While studies have shown that smoking […]

  • Why The Lack of Truck Drivers Is Causing More Accidents

    According to the American Trucking Association, there is a lack of drivers in the United States. Whether it is because the lure of the open road is no longer there or people are turning to different industries for employment, the ATA says that there is a shortage of nearly 900,000 truckers across the country. The […]

  • 18 wheeler semi truck at night on highway

    When you drive down a highway in California, you are bound to be sharing your space with at least one semi truck. It’s important to understand that these large vehicles have limitations that you may not. Larger blind spots, longer stopping distances and an inability to maneuver as easily as a smaller vehicle make knowing […]

  • tired truck driver in his cab

    When a 40-ton semi-truck crashes into a passenger car, the injuries to the occupants of the passenger car nearly always result in catastrophic injuries or death. The sheer mass of the semi-truck, often fully loaded, simply overwhelms a passenger vehicle. It is vitally important that the motoring public understands and hopefully limits the number of semi-truck […]

  • Car Drivers' Worst Habits, According to Truckers

    We have all experienced that feeling of increased awareness when we see a semi-truck on the highway. You may begin to feel anxious at the thought of getting too close. Have you ever stopped to think about what truck drivers think when they notice you? According to some truckers, people who drive passenger vehicles could […]

  • view between two oil tanker trucks

    Any vehicle accident has the potential to cause severe injury, but none present a greater danger as an accident with a big rig. Because of the sheer power that is packed behind these vehicles, collisions with them often result in serious injury or fatality. As the driver of a vehicle, one of the best ways […]

  • Caucasian Driver in His 30s Preparing His Semi Truck For the Next Business Commercial Trip

    More states are legalizing marijuana each year. While it may be legal to smoke marijuana in certain states, either for recreational or medicinal purposes, it is still illegal to drive while impaired. If you are an over-the-road trucker, it’s important that you understand what the issues are as they pertain to you and your continued […]

  • Driver in cabin of big modern truck

    Last Monday, you may have been driving down the highway and saw more semi trucks than usual at rest stops you passed. If you were wondering what was going on, it was a protest that was staged by truck drivers around the country. The hope was to stop the forward momentum of the current administration’s […]

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