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New Jersey Turnpike Truck Accident Causes Fire, Kills

A dump truck travelling southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike in Linden August 4 reportedly overturned underneath an overpass and caught fire. The truck driver was killed in the accident, which closed the Turnpike for close to 12 hours. The reason why the accident happened remains unknown. Smoke was visible for miles after the crash. […]

Truck Accidents Caused by Brake Failures

Although the vast majority of truck accidents are the result of driver error or distraction, there are quite a few that stem from defects within the trucks themselves. A significant percentage of those defects involve brake failures. When brakes malfunction, there are several different parties that could be to blame, including the driver, the manufacturer […]

Truck Accidents Resulting from Faulty Tires

While the most common cause of truck accidents is driver error, another significant number of truck accidents are due to tire-related issues. When tires blow out, it becomes easy for the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which could lead to the vehicle tipping or careening into other cars on the road. Here are […]

Common Causes of New York Truck Accidents

In the past two decades, the incidence of accidents involving trucks has increased by nearly 20 percent. These accidents can be more devastating than those involving other motor vehicles because of the size and weight of trucks. When such an accident involves another vehicle, that vehicle is often outmatched and serious injuries or deaths can […]

NTSB Makes Recommendations to Improve Truck Safety

In a bid to increase the safety of tractor-trailers, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued broad recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Large truck fatalities continue to plague roadways in New York and throughout the United States. According to NHTSA, there were 100 fatalities in New York from large trucks […]

At Home and on the Road: The Need for Change

We talked before about the danger of driving when tired and the number of people killed each year by fatigued truck drivers. Despite changes made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers are still tired, and the death toll marches on. In February of this year, Jadin Bell, a 15-year-old La Grande, Oregon […]

Truck Accidents: A Fact of City Life

It can be like watching Disney’s hippo ballet cartoon – the way behemoth trucks deftly maneuver in and around the city’s narrow streets and alleyways. With salty tongues and steely nerves, the drivers careen along, expertly avoiding cars, pedestrians and obstacles — usually. According to New York DMV statistics for 2011, the NYPD handled some […]

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