If there is one thing that is obvious to anyone who drives on a highway, it's that trucks are dangerous vehicles. They are large, take up a lot of space and create many blind spots for their drivers. The drivers themselves are often worked to exhaustion, which increases the risk of drowsiness and falling asleep behind the wheel.
When you think about the trucks on the road, what makes you think of a good driver? Experience trumps age, according to a new study in truck safety.
Getting into a car crash can change your life instantly. That's why it's so important to learn more about the causes of crashes and how to avoid them.
When truck drivers get too tired, it's important for them to pull over and avoid driving further. They need to take breaks and rest because failing to do so can put their lives, and the lives of others around them, at risk.
Truck accidents can lead to serious, life-changing injuries. People who are riding in passenger vehicles when they are hit by a truck could suffer from permanent disabilities or serious head injuries that impact them for the rest of their lives.
What just a few years ago sounded like science fiction is quickly becoming a reality in Virginia and across the United States. Self-driving vehicles are slowly hitting the market for consumers and businesses. These vehicles, which use computers and sensors to avoid obstructions and other vehicles, include the potential of reducing the number truck accidents.
An accident on Interstate 81 involving a large truck left two people dead. One of the victims was a Blacksburg resident.
An accident on Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia left one person dead and a young woman, the deceased person's wife, recovering from critical injuries. The family of the couple has begun raising money to cover medical bills and funeral expenses.
This blog has previously talked how many truckers and other commercial drivers in Virginia must follow federal hours of service regulations.
Any truck driver traveling too fast on Virginia's roads is a potential hazard to other motorists with whom the trucker is sharing the road.