By Jan K. Seigel | Published March 31, 2016 | | |
It is common knowledge that tractor-trailers and other large trucks can be dangerous. Their sheer size makes them harder to maneuver, more difficult to avoid and capable of inflicting more damage when they are involved in an accident. Their size also makes them harder to completely inspect and maintain. This means that drivers and mechanics 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
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
Tractor-trailers, also called big-rigs and 18-wheelers, are one of the most common types of trucks on New Jersey roads. They are also prone to certain types of accidents because of their design. One common type of accident for tractor-trailers is known as a jackknife. There were 183 fatal jackknife crashes in the U.S. in 2013 Read MoreRead More
Eighteen-wheelers, big-rigs and tractor-trailers are large, complicated machines. They rely on many parts working properly at all times to operate safely. Because of their size, even a small mechanical issue can have deadly consequences. Ideally, trucking companies and truck operators would properly inspect and maintain their vehicles before sending them out onto New Jersey roads. Read MoreRead More
A recent proposal supported by Republicans in both chambers of the U.S. Congress would allow for an increase in the length of double-trailers pulled by big-rig trucks. Currently, these trailers are limited in length to 28 feet each. The proposal would raise the limit to 33 feet, an extra five feet of space per trailer, Read MoreRead More
Operating a truck isn’t easy under the best of circumstances. Unfortunately, many drivers aren’t operating under the best circumstances. Many truckers drive through New Jersey when they are tired, overworked or fatigued. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drowsy driving reduces attentiveness, slows down reaction times and impairs decision-making abilities. These factors Read MoreRead More
The trucking industry has a severe shortage of available drivers. This problem has worsened over the past decade and is only expected to become a bigger problem unless changes are made. It is estimated that there are between 30,000 and 40,000 less truck drivers on the road now than are realistically needed. Over the next Read MoreRead More
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