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Jan 8, 2019

Payne County Sheriff Thinks Bigger Trucks Are a Bad Idea

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Payne County Sheriff, R. B. Hauf, recently wrote an op-ed in News OK about the dangers of increasing the weight and/or length of commercial trucks. His concern, which he raised as the president of the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association and a member of the National Sheriffs Association Traffic Safety Committee, was in response to current lobbying efforts regarding the [...]

Nov 14, 2018

Determining Liability as the Victim of a Truck Accident in Oklahoma

By |November 14th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

The sheer size of big rig trucks gives them the potential to inflict devastating and even fatal injuries when they are involved in a collision. In 2016 alone, nearly 4,000 people in the U.S. died in large truck crashes. Some 17 percent of these fatalities were occupants of the truck itself, 16 percent were bicyclists, pedestrians, or motorcyclists, [...]

Sep 25, 2018

Reasons for the Severity of Truck Crashes

By |September 25th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

In 2016, truck accidents in Oklahoma injured or took the lives of 1957 people, according to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Highway Safety Office. Of this number, 118 persons were killed in a crash involving a large truck, an 18 percent increase in fatalities from the previous year. But why? Driver errors is the main cause behind [...]

Aug 7, 2018

Truck Rollovers – Causes and Myths

By |August 7th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

According to ATBS, a business and accounting firm for the trucking industry, there are three basic myths about truck rollovers that drivers, the industry, and the public should understand. Rollovers are largely caused by bad driving conditions. ATBS claims that: Under four percent of truck rollovers are caused by poor roads 56% of truck rollovers happen on straight [...]

May 29, 2018

The Electronic Logging Device Requirement for Commercial Trucks

By |May 29th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that commercial drivers, as of December 2017, use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track important data. The ELDs are similar to the black boxes used in airplanes, and help investigators understand how an Oklahoma truck accident happened. The devices replace written records and logs, which often weren’t accurate and sometimes [...]

May 15, 2018

Why is Thursday Trucking’s “Deadliest Day” of the Week?

By |May 15th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Driver safety technology is evolving, and automakers and trucking companies are paying attention. By installing features like anti-lock brakes, lane drift warnings, blind spot detection, and other safety applications, cars and 18-wheelers should be getting safer. Unfortunately, fatalities continue to occur at an alarming rate on our nation's roads and highways. In Oklahoma and throughout the United States, [...]

Apr 9, 2018

Why Do Tractor Trailer Rollovers Occur?

By |April 9th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Truck rollover accidents can be some of the most deadly crashes on the highway. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) states that an average of four cargo tank truck rollovers happen every day in the United States. And, many of these incidents are preventable, as they occur due to driver negligence or poor truck maintenance. In a [...]

Mar 20, 2018

Truck Drivers Scamming Hours of Service Safety Rules

By |March 20th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

When truck drivers are exhausted, yet continue to drive an 80,000-lb. machine along highways, everyone is put at risk – even the truckers themselves. The mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to oversee the safety of our highways by governing commercial vehicles like trucks that transport good and busses that transport people. Because fatigued [...]

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