Over the past 10 years, the number of commercial truck accidents has risen by about 20 percent. In response, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came together to conduct the Large Truck Crash Causation Study. The results of their investigations should be of interest to both truck fleet owners and employees in Florida.
There's a tradeoff for the free-feeling, exhilarating sensations that come with motorcycle riding. The practice is extremely dangerous. But, learning about which hazards riders face most often can help you know what to expect while on the road.
Sharing the road with a commercial vehicle should be -- and often is -- an uneventful reality of driving. We see massive trucks and buses all around us transporting animals, products and people every day. And typically, we think nothing of it.