By Jan K. Seigel | Published August 16, 2017 | | |
Crashes involving large commercial trucks are notoriously dangerous, but the deadliest type of crash may be preventable, if the industry will agree to modifications to trailer designs. The type of crash targeted is a side underride collision, where a passenger car passes under the belly of the trailer, making its bumper and crumple zones useless Read MoreRead More
New Jersey’s highways are crowded with trucks transporting hazardous materials to and from industrial sites, offices and even homes. The operators of these commercial vehicles are expected to take special care when carrying dangerous substances, but the pressure to complete trips on time often triggers terrifying accidents. These cases raise several legal issues beyond those Read MoreRead More
Everyone knows that drunk driving is dangerous. Alcohol slows down reaction times, impairs judgment and reduces control of the body. Driving while intoxicated means risking your life and the lives of everyone else on the road. It also means risking fines and jail time. New Jersey law prevents adult drivers from operating a car when Read MoreRead More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has introduced new truck safety rules that could decrease the number of fatal rear-end collisions on the nation’s highways. If enacted, the new regulations would require trucking companies to install more robust underride guards to the backs of tractor trailers and box trucks. An underride guard, as you Read MoreRead More
If you have been in an accident with a truck on a New Jersey roadway, you may be wondering who will pay your medical costs and compensate you for the time you are out of work. While your insurance company may cover some costs, victims of truck accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries requiring a lifetime Read MoreRead More
While a new law aims to increase the number of teens operating large trucks, the short answer is that there are already teenagers driving large trucks in New Jersey. There simply aren’t enough truck drivers in the United States to meet current demand. We are already tens of thousands of drivers short. Over the next Read MoreRead More
New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country. It is wedged between New York City and Philadelphia and home to a massive cargo port. The state is home to large distribution centers, warehouses, all types of industry and constant construction. All of these factors mean that New Jersey’s drivers have to contend Read MoreRead More
Loading a large truck is a job for professionals. Cargo must be balanced properly side-to-side and weight must also be distributed properly over the truck’s axels. Total weight must be limited to meet federal and local standards. Additionally, any cargo must be safely and properly secured to prevent load shift or dropped cargo. Depending on Read MoreRead More
This year, former Newark mayor and current New Jersey Senator Cory Booker introduced legislation that he believes will make interstate trucking safer. The Truck Safety Act includes many proposals, including the additional use of technology and raising the minimum insurance each truck must carry from $750,000 to $1.5 million. The new technologies would be used Read MoreRead More
In June of 2014, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was severely injured in a truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike near exit 8A in Cranberry. The accident was caused by a Walmart tractor trailer that rear-ended a Mercedes-Benz limo van, which was carrying Mr. Morgan and four other passengers. James McNair, Mr. Morgan’s longtime Read MoreRead More
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