Day: December 8, 2014

The Hidden Danger of Overloaded Tractor-Trailers

The trucking industry, like every other business, is focused on profit. To a certain extent, an emphasis on profit is okay, however dangerous problems arise when companies decide to place profit over safety. Trucking companies often do this by disregarding trucking regulations, thus, endangering the lives of others on the road. The most commonly overlooked …

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Untrained Truck Drivers: What To Look Out For…

Currently, there are more than 200,000 open truck driving jobs across the United States. Stricter Federal safety regulations are making these positions increasingly hard to fill. While these new trucking safety regulations should make for safer highways, the increased demand for trucks drivers leads to insufficient truck driver training. In order to get more truckers …

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Overworked, Tired Truck Drivers are Putting You and Your Family in Danger

Truck driver fatigue is becoming a major problem on US highways. A shortage of qualified truck drivers is ‘forcing’ trucking companies to ignore federal driving time regulations.   Trucking companies keep their drivers on the road longer than is legally mandated in order maintain productivity. Driving any vehicle while tired is dangerous, but when that vehicle weighs …

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Truck Drivers’ Sleep Apnea: The Cause of Trucking Accidents?

Four percent of the general population suffers from Sleep Apnea. Among truck drivers however, the percentage  who suffer from Sleep Apnea skyrockets to 30%. It is believed that this correlation is the result of Sleep Apnea risk factors that are commonly associated with those in the trucking industry, including: lifestyle, age, gender, and weight. Sleep …

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