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Trucks, Buses, and Distractions

In 2013 the number of trucks and buses involved in fatal car increased from the year prior. In December of 2014 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published rules that prohibit interstate truck and bus drivers from using hand-held phones while operating their vehicles. The rule states that drivers can not hold or reach for a mobile phone, -->

Fatal School Bus Crash

Last Friday shortly after 8:00 a.m. a garbage truck drifted into oncoming traffic, colliding head on with a school bus in Walkill, NY. The school bus was empty, having dropped off all passengers at K-12 Harmony Christian School moments before the crash. The driver of the school bus was pronounced dead on the scene. The -->

Authorities Continue to Investigate School Bus Crash

Police are still investigating the school bus crash that sent nine children and two adults to the hospital Wednesday morning. According to authorities a woman driving a minivan was stopped in an eastbound lane, waiting to take a left hand turn. A car approaching from behind didn’t see the minivan in time. According to preliminary -->

Homicide Charges Brought Against a Wisconsin Woman Using Facebook Moments Before a Fatal Crash that Killed 3 Children

15 months after a car crash that killed 3 children due to a head on collision with a truck, a court in Minneapolis ruled last week that it is in fact, a homicide case. The crash happened in Wisconsin during the winter of 2013. Investigators recently revealed that the driver was exchanging facebook messages less -->

Truck Insurance minimums need to be updated to improve safety and protect crash victims claims the American Association for Justice.

Truck Companies have increasingly escaped accountability for deadly crashes because minimum insurance requirements are too low. American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Lisa Blue Baron stated last week that The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) should update the minimum insurance requirements for trucks and buses. The minimum requirements are almost three decades old, putting -->

Truck Driving Safety Tips

If you’re driving a truck for employment or just on a long overnight trip, keep these tips in mind for your safety and the well-being of other travelers: 1. Buckle Up: It’s an old myth that good truck drivers don’t need to wear seatbelts. Everyone needs to wear a seatbelt. You could be the best -->

Do You Know the Laws About Passing a Stopped School Bus?

Did you know an estimated 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass New York State school buses every day? Do you know when to stop for a school bus? When a school bus flashes its large red lights located on the top of the bus, this means the bus is getting ready to stop to drop off -->

Classic Concepts Recalls Aman Trunks Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Classic Concepts is recalling its Aman Trunks because the surface coating paint on the interior metal chains contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard. The sides have a natural finish with a deep red painted front panel that is surrounded by decorative metal trim with a metal plate for -->

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 -->

9 Winter Driving Safety Tips for Truckers

Truckers drive in all types of weather conditions so it’s important to share driving safety tips with them! 1. Ice on Your Windshield Means Ice on the Road: A thin sheet of ice can be just as dangerous as packed on ice on roadways. Thin sheets of ice can develop quickly into a big problem. -->