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Truck safety technologies could prevent 77,000 crashes per year

According to federal data, there were more than 400,000 accidents involving large trucks in 2015. Sadly, these crashes resulted in 116,000 injuries and 4,000 deaths. However, a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that advanced truck safety technologies could prevent over 77,000 truck accidents each year, which would save lives in Pennsylvania and across the U.S.

3 ways to avoid holiday car crashes

Travel stress around the holidays is pretty much a given. Planes, trains and automobiles across the country are filled with holiday travelers trying to get somewhere. Your gifts and goodies, ordered with that special two-day shipping, have to get somewhere, too. That means even more big trucks on the roads, which --combined with ice, snow and holiday hurrying -- can lead to some serious crashes.

Study finds link between truck driver health and crash risk

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has published a study linking poor truck driver health with a higher risk for accidents. The authors concluded that even minor medical conditions can add up to endanger truck drivers. This has raised some concerns for trucking companies in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, especially regarding their medical screening processes.

New electronic parking brake could eliminate rollaway accidents

Pennsylvania residents may be alarmed to learn that a study performed by a leading business consulting firm found that six out of 10 commercial vehicle fleet operators have experienced a rollaway situation within the last two years. A moving vehicle with no driver behind the wheel poses a serious threat to the safety of road users, and this is especially true when the vehicle involved is a commercial truck that can weigh as much as 40 tons. However, an Ohio-based commercial vehicle systems manufacturer claims that their new electronic parking brake has the potential to make this kind of incident a thing of the past.

Sleep apnea rule for truckers is withdrawn

A notice was issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that stated the rule for establishing sleep apnea criteria for commercial truckers would be withdrawn. This means that truckers in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States will still be governed by the existing, confusing policy for determining if drivers should be tested for sleep apnea.

3 things to consider before accepting a trucking insurance settlement

If you or your loved one is in a truck accident, the chances are good there are serious injuries or even deaths to cope with. In fact, according to the statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2015, over 20 percent of trucking accidents resulted in injuries and/or fatalities. Therefore, it is critical that victims and their families understand their rights and options regarding compensation.

Sleep apnea and truck drivers: a deadly combination

Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from a condition called sleep apnea, which is a disorder that causes pauses in breathing when a person is sleeping. Sufferers are often awoken dozens of times at night because of these pauses, which means they are not well rested. When a person is sleep deprived, he or she may not be fit to operate a motor vehicle.

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