Black Box Basics in the Trucking Industry

All you have to do is read the paper or watch the news to see that automobile accidents are happening every day. These accidents can vary from no damage or injuries to severe damage and fatalities. When these accidents involve semi trucks, they can have severe consequences. Many trucking accidents end up in court with each side trying to prove …

The Dangers of Commercial Truck Driver Fatigue

The 76-year-old driver in Miami, Oklahoma never saw the stopped cars lined up behind a minor highway accident. He overran several vehicles, continuing 270 feet after the initial impact. He never applied his brakes. Investigators of this 2009 accident say the truck driver was asleep at the wheel. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that his acute sleep loss, disrupted …