Tag Archives: Tractor Trailer Accidents

Multiple Deaths Following Syracuse Tractor-Trailer Crash

On September 18th a tractor-trailer exiting Interstate 81 in the town of Cicero fatally struck a passing vehicle.  According to the authorities the tractor-trailer failed to stop for a red light and hauled directly into a van carrying several passengers. One of the passengers was pronounced dead at the scene, and another died on Tuesday, -->

A Truck Driver’s Winter Survival Kit

Use the below checklist to make sure you are prepared for any winter weather while driving on the job! • Warm socks, hats, and gloves. Extra pairs of each!• Extra clothes• Sleeping bag or blankets.• Extra towels.• Non perishable foods such as granola or nuts.• Extra medication if necessary.• Bottled water.• Shovel.• Flashlights and extra -->

Tractor-Trailer Accidents & How To Avoid Them

In 2011, there were over 3,500 deaths as a result of tractor-trailer accidents and 73,000 injuries.  According to the NHTSA, 76% of fatalities from tractor-trailer accidents were the occupants of the passenger vehicle. A traffic accident involving a large commercial truck, such as an 18-wheeler, can have disastrous consequences. Certain known conditions tend to cause -->