Part III – “Difference” data between Large Trucks & Passenger Vehicles

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Data Review – Large Truck vs. Passenger Vehicle

Evaluation of collisions between large trucks and passenger vehicles demonstrated that there was no statistically significant variance between the “associated factors” for the trucks vs. the passenger vehicles identified to be responsible for the accidents examined.  And, for both, a statistically significant link was found to exist between the following factors and the critical reason for the crash:
Continue Reading Lessons from the “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” – Part III

Part II – “Associated Factors” contributing to Large Truck Crashes

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The “Associated Factors ” Conclusions:

The study defined “associated factors” in very general terms, merely seeking to document what “other factors (persons, vehicles and environmental conditions) existed at the time of the crash”.  However, when considered in

Part I – “Critical Reasons” for Large Truck Crashes

Overview of the Study:

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the results of its  “Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS)” in July, 2007.  The study, which was conducted jointly with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), employed an exhaustive analysis of 963 of

Limited visibility is a factor which all motorists deal with, and blind spots exist with most vehicles. However, due in part to the sheer size of a commercial truck, the hazard of the blind spot is particularly pronounced with tractor trailers.

When turning right, the length of these trucks requires the driver to actually swing

Congress has recently passed new legislation paving the way for changes in the rules governing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among commercial drivers.  You can read my previous post about this legislation here.

Presently, the standards applicable to drivers depend, to some extent, on whether they are subject to the medical regulations found under Section

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious, potentially life-threatening breathing-related sleep disorder which causes interruptions in breathing of 10 seconds or more during sleep.  These interruptions may occur as often as 400 times per night.  The disorder produces myriad symptoms, including daytime sleepiness, poor concentration, memory impairment, depression, and irritability.  For reasons which should be

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), heavy trucks, such as tractor trailers, were responsible for 1 in every 9 traffic deaths in 2008.  Further, according to data obtained from the American Trucking Association (“ATA”), the self described “leading advocate for the trucking industry”; truck accidents have a higher fatality rate

As a trucking accident lawyer, I am always amazed when I see tractor trailers tailgating other motorists – often at high speed on the New Jersey or Pennsylvania Turnpike or other major roadways in our area.  According to data from the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course for Professional Truck Drivers, a fully loaded truck