Important tips for safely sharing the road with trucks and buses

Category: Truck Accidents

Important tips for safely sharing the road with trucks and buses
Important tips for safely sharing the road with trucks and buses

Motorists who are involved in crashes with large trucks and buses often suffer severe and even fatal injuries due to their sheer size and weight...

April 24, 2019
You can lessen your risk of a crash with a truck
You can lessen your risk of a crash with a truck

Large trucks are a common sight on Illinois interstates and other roads. Many of us, nonetheless, get a little nervous when we see a large...

April 12, 2019
Spring crashes: Watch out for slick roads
Spring crashes: Watch out for slick roads

There is nothing worse than seeing a large truck that is having difficulty staying in its lane. With the looming threat of the truck ahead...

March 27, 2019
Victims shouldn’t have the financial burden of a big rig wreck
Victims shouldn’t have the financial burden of a big rig wreck

Semi-truck crashes are the result of different factors, but the one point that is present in all of them is that the victims of these...

March 26, 2019
What’s the best way to avoid a truck crash?
What’s the best way to avoid a truck crash?

Imagine driving on the highway. You're minding your own business, staying in your lane and obeying the speed limit. You're not looking to start trouble,...

March 12, 2019
Truck drivers: A changing routine can help mental fitness on road
Truck drivers: A changing routine can help mental fitness on road

No one ever said being a commercial truck driver is easy. There's all that time on the road, all that time away from family, all...

February 22, 2019
Causes of a semitruck crash are important for compensation claims
Causes of a semitruck crash are important for compensation claims

Semi-truck crashes often lead to claims for compensation. One of the points that comes into the picture in the case is the cause of the...

February 12, 2019
Trucker fatigue is a serious problem on the road
Trucker fatigue is a serious problem on the road

Truck crashes can come from a host of causes, including the weather, road conditions and distracted truckers. In some cases, they are also due to...

January 29, 2019
Woman files lawsuit over the death of her husband in bus crash
Woman files lawsuit over the death of her husband in bus crash

Sometimes, life deals us unexpected blows. A perfectly normal day could suddenly be bleak when a loved one passes away, for example. In those situations,...

January 16, 2019
Claims for truck wreck compensation must be personalized
Claims for truck wreck compensation must be personalized

The effects that a semi-truck crash can have on a victim can go far beyond that person. Their entire family might be impacted. It is...

January 02, 2019
What causes trucks to jackknife?
What causes trucks to jackknife?

Jackknifing is one of the most dangerous things that can happen on a highway. When a jackknife occurs, the driver of a truck loses control...

December 23, 2018
Causes and liability for semitruck wrecks vary greatly
Causes and liability for semitruck wrecks vary greatly

Truckers help to keep the country going since they transport vital consumer goods all around. Unfortunately, these hauls don't always end without incidents. Semi-trucks are...

December 04, 2018
Trucking company hopes to avoid distracted driving crashes
Trucking company hopes to avoid distracted driving crashes

In Peoria, we are very familiar with the sounds and sights of 18-wheelers both roaring by and slowing down to drop off or pick up...

November 09, 2018
Knowing how truck accidents happen is essential for your safety
Knowing how truck accidents happen is essential for your safety

As a driver, you should expect to find yourself close to many types of vehicles. For example, commercial trucks are everywhere, both on Illinois highways...

July 12, 2018
The most common truck accident injuries
The most common truck accident injuries

Truck accidents often result in fatalities, especially when smaller passenger vehicles are involved. Even when the consequences aren't fatal, they often leave victims with serious,...

June 04, 2018
FMCSA report: fatal truck crashes went up 3 percent in 2016
FMCSA report: fatal truck crashes went up 3 percent in 2016

One of the duties of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is to address unsafe trends in the commercial trucking industry. While trends in the...

May 29, 2018
What to know about truck accident settlements
What to know about truck accident settlements

A person who is injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver could be entitled to compensation. In many cases, victims will file...

April 24, 2018
International Roadcheck to take place in June
International Roadcheck to take place in June

From June 5 to June 7, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its International Roadcheck for 2018. This year, the event will focus on...

April 17, 2018
Highway deaths: the most common factors
Highway deaths: the most common factors

A whole host of factors can contribute to accidents on the highway, especially fatal ones, so drivers in Illinois and across the U.S. should know...

March 26, 2018
Study determines top causes of truck accidents
Study determines top causes of truck accidents

Each year, millions of commercial trucks travel throughout Illinois and the rest of the U.S. Unfortunately, many of those trucks become involved in serious truck...

March 22, 2018
Why drowsy driving is common among truckers
Why drowsy driving is common among truckers

Drivers in Illinois are probably aware that drowsy driving leads to accidents but may not be aware that the number is at least 100,000 annually...

March 12, 2018
Trade group asks FMCSA to revise hours of service rules
Trade group asks FMCSA to revise hours of service rules

Accidents caused by fatigued tractor-trailer drivers can cause catastrophic injuries, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration tries to reduce the number of these crashes...

February 20, 2018
ELD mandate cannot be enforced in some states
ELD mandate cannot be enforced in some states

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in August 2017 to take action against states that had not brought their...

February 06, 2018
Improperly loaded trucks are a major public safety risk
Improperly loaded trucks are a major public safety risk

Approximately 70 percent of all freight tonnage transported in the United States is moved by trucks. How that freight is loaded could be putting lives...

January 16, 2018
Driving around big trucks in Illinois
Driving around big trucks in Illinois

Big rig accidents usually do not end well for cars. In 2014, for instance, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that 68 percent of...

January 11, 2018
Electronic logging could cut down on fatigued truck driving
Electronic logging could cut down on fatigued truck driving

Illinois motorists may be concerned about sharing the roadways with large trucks and buses. These massive vehicles carry specific safety risks, not only for themselves...

December 07, 2017
Medical issues could increase risk of a truck crash
Medical issues could increase risk of a truck crash

Study results released in January 2017 suggest a continued need to investigate the correlation between poor driver health and the increased risk of a trucking...

October 24, 2017
House and Senate bills seek to revive sleep apnea rule
House and Senate bills seek to revive sleep apnea rule

Accidents caused by fatigued truck drivers injure Illinois road users each year, and road safety advocacy groups have long called for government regulators to establish...

October 11, 2017
Driving safely close to large trucks
Driving safely close to large trucks

Semi-tractor trailers are a familiar sight in Illinois, and many drivers become tense and nervous when they are in close proximity to them. These fears...

October 03, 2017
The impact of lesser-known factors in trucking crashes
The impact of lesser-known factors in trucking crashes

Drivers who believe that safety on the roadway is paramount may be interested in knowing more about factors that play a role in the number...

August 18, 2017