Business, Safety

Studies Show Auto Driver Often at Fault in Truck-Involved Crashes, ATA Reports

As many as three of every four crashes involving cars and heavy trucks are caused by automobile “driver factors” such as speeding or failure to stay in a lane, according to a report released last week by American Trucking Associations.

February 18, 2013
Business, Safety

Truck-Crash Deaths Up 1.9%

Truck-involved highway fatalities inched up 1.9% to 3,757 in 2011 from 3,686 the year before, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported last week.

December 17, 2012
Business, Safety

DOT Helps Launch Road Test of Crash-Avoidance Technology System

The Department of Transportation Tuesday helped launch a road test of new technology system designed to help avoid crashes.

August 21, 2012
Business, Safety

Sensors Credited for Reducing Wash. State Truck Crashes

Electronic sensors and enforcement are being credited as reducing the number of truck related crashes in Washington State, the Associated Press reported.

July 16, 2012
Business, Safety

Research Cites ‘Driver-Related Factors’ With Third of Truckers in Fatal Crashes

Roughly one-third of the 3,446 truck drivers involved in fatal accidents in 2010 were cited in police accident reports for such contributing “driver-related factors” as speeding, fatigue and inattention, a senior federal transportation researcher said.

July 2, 2012
Business, Safety

ATA Asks FMCSA to Release Agency’s Crash-Fault Study

American Trucking Associations last week called on the industry’s chief federal regulator to release the results of a study that the group said could buttress the case for using police reports to determine who is at fault in truck-related crashes.

June 11, 2012
Business, Safety

Industry Seeks Relief from FMCSA Policy in Crashes When Truckers Are Not at Fault

Royce Brooks, an experienced tank truck driver, was hauling gasoline to Lockhart, Texas, south of Austin, when a BMW driver blew through a stop sign and a flashing red light.

May 14, 2012
Business, Safety

ATA, OOIDA Call on NHTSA to Examine Truck Crashworthiness Standards

American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association have together written to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking the agency to begin researching how standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks could benefit professional truck drivers.

June 9, 2011