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Texas truck accidents are more severe than other accidents

Texas ranks 1st nationwide for most fatal truck accidents, statistics show Accidents caused by tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles can be very serious accidents. That’s because large, commercial trucks are much larger than other vehicles on the road. Specifically, when fully loaded, a semi-truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds – more...

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Sleep apnea impacts truckers more than others, leading to accidents

Fatigue is the most cited cause of heavy truck accidents, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Fatigue also causes about a third of crashes that kill the truck driver, the federal agency said on EHS Today. The further bad news for truck drivers and their often-sedentary working conditions is that studies show they are...

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Wheel detachment crashes: What causes them and who's to blame?

Have you ever considered that you may be involved in a crash caused by a wheel detachment? If you're like most people, the answer would probably be "no." Crashes caused by wheel detachments are very rare and often regarded as "freak accidents." When they happen, drivers, pedestrians, and other people affected typically have little time...

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Distracted Driving: Dangerous Then, Dangerous Now

Distracted driving comes down to multitasking. Whether it was your father adjusting the car radio while driving during a family trip in the 1980s or your best friend texting behind the wheel last week on the way to a concert, each put themselves and others in danger. A few other examples: Monitoring children Eating and...

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Do Rear-End Crashes Happen More Often in Heavy Traffic Congestion?

Traffic jams happen everywhere and they are usually an inevitable part of commuting during the morning and evening rush hour. This raises the question: is traffic congestion a factor in many highway crashes? The answer is no. Highway crashes occur during heavy traffic congestion because of the actions of careless and reckless drivers. Here's why....

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Self-Driving Trucks Ready To Do Business on Texas Roads

In the near future, you could be driving between Dallas and Houston when you notice a trucker on the highway. Well, not actually a trucker, because no one is behind the wheel. That’s right – no human driver! California-based Kodiak Robotics has opened an office in Dallas with the goal of establishing a self-driving truck...

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Is riding in the backseat of a car more dangerous than sitting up front?

Carmakers have come a long way in recent years when it comes to protecting drivers and passengers. Today’s new vehicles not only come equipped with airbags; they have technology such as electronic stability control and forward collision warning with emergency braking. But according to an NBC News report, these features provide more protection for people...

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