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New Restart Requirement Reduces Fatigue Among Truck Drivers

Rest breaks used to “restart” truck drivers’ duty cycles are more effective at reducing fatigue when they include two periods of nighttime sleep, according to a recent study. Federal hours-of-service rules require restart breaks to last 34 consecutive hours to ensure drivers are sufficiently rested before they being their next duty cycle. A new rule -->

Truck Accident on Thruway Kills One

According to the Times Herald Record, an accident involving a tractor-trailer rig has killed one person and forced the closure of a section of the NYS Thruway. Police say that rig jackknifed after 3am this morning south of Exit 23 near Albany . the southbound lanes between Exit 23 and Exit 22 have been closed. -->

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 -->

Driver Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash on Route 42 in Kiamesha Lake

Yesterday, June 24, authroties were on the scene of a fatal crash that happened between a garbage truck and a tractor trailer in Kiamesha Lake in Sullivan County. The accident occurred on Route 42 in Kiamesha Lake near Fraser Road. The garbage truck driver sustained injuries and the driver of the tractor trailer was killed -->

Middletown High School Student Killed On The Way to Senior Prom

A 17-year-old Middletown High School student, Armando Colon, who was driving to his senior prom with three friends was killed late Thursday afternoon. Police say he struck the rear of a tractor-trailer when entering the westbound lanes of I-84 from Route 17 in Wallkill. He was believed to be travelling at a speed too fast -->

Three Injured When School Bus Drives off the Road in Wawarsing

A school bus driver, a bus aide and an 8-year-old student were injured on the morning of May 21st when the driver veered off Sportsman Road. Around 8:30 a.m., a Rolling V school bus driven by Joanne Weber, 56, of Mountaindale went off Sportsman Road near Bennett Road and into a drainage ditch. The driver -->

Truck Accident Statistics

Get The Facts: 500,000 truck accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these accidents, 5,000 result in death. One in 8 traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision. The most significant cause for truck accidents is truck driver fatigue, which accounts for as many as 35-40% of all truck accidents. Commercial trucking revenues totaled -->

Driver, 84, Flown to Hospital After Hitting Garbage Truck

84 year-old Jaroslaw Mytrofaniuk was driving north on Lucas Turnpike in Kerhonkson, NY when he failed to see a County Waste Ulster garbage truck. The man was seriously injured after he rear-ended the truck, driven by Robert Deane, 50, of Middleburgh. Mytrofaniuk’s vehicle hit the rear of the garbage truck, went under it and pushed -->

Authorities Investigating Tractor Trailer Crash in East Orange That Injured Family of Six

The early morning incident on April 18th that left a 46-year-old Irvington, NJ man in critical condition and his wife and four children hospitalized is now being investigated. The man was traveling east on Freeway Drive with his 27-year-old wife and four children when the Honda SUV collided with a Image provided by: tractor -->

Low-Cost Buses Found To Have High Fatality Rate

A recent article in the New York Times addressed the high incidence of fatal accidents and safety violations on low cost bus tours. Read the full article for findings from the federal government’s recent study of the curbside motor coach industry.  The study is the most extensive ever undertaken, and was prompted by a bus -->