Tag: truck crash

    Wheel-off Incidents Among Most Dangerous Truck Accidents

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    One of the biggest dangers from large trucks is that their wheels or tires can come off during travel. Wheel separations, as they are known in the trucking industry, are particularly dangerous.

    Reasons a Trucking Company May Be Responsible for Your Injuries

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    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 of care.

    Types of Trucks Involved in New Jersey Accidents

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    New Jersey’s drivers have to contend with an incredible variety of commercial vehicles on the road. Understanding the different types of trucks can help you become a safer driver.

    Improperly Loaded Trucks Cause Accidents on New Jersey Highways

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    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.

    Cory Booker Proposes Law to Pay Truck Drivers Hourly for Total Time Worked

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    Former Newark mayor and current New Jersey Senator Cory Booker recently introduced legislation that he believes will make interstate trucking safer.

    The Dangers of New Jersey Tractor-Trailer Jackknife Accidents

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    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 alone.

    Poor Maintenance Causes New Jersey Tractor-Trailer Wrecks

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    Cheap or unscrupulous trucking companies often sacrifice safety for profits. They may skip scheduled or regular maintenance, and instead wait until something actually breaks before they repair their trucks.

    New Proposal Would Allow Trucks to Haul Longer Trailers

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    A 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.

    Fatigued Truck Drivers are a Danger on New Jersey Roadways

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    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.

    National Truck Driver Shortage Creates Dangers on New Jersey Roads

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    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.

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