Category: 18 Wheeler Accidents

Orange sanitation truck in New York City

Sanitation trucks provide an essential service that keeps our neighborhoods clean, but they can also pose safety risks to pedestrians, bikers, and motorists, particularly if truck drivers and sanitation companies fail to exercise adequate care and caution. The Alliance of Greater New York released a study that found that sanitation

Accidents involving semis, 18-wheelers, and tractor trailers are often devastating because these vehicles are so much larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road. Because of this risk, truck drivers must take extra precautions to protect everyone around them. However, drivers aren’t the only ones responsible for the truck’s

Driver distraction is a major problem for truckers, as the temptation to multi-task can be elevated after thousands of hours on the road. These drivers may also reassure themselves that they are less likely to cause an accident due to distraction because they have logged so much experience that they

Properly loading the trailer of a semi is both art and science, but science alone will carry the driver as far as they need to go for safety purposes. Through proper training, any person can learn to perform this skill competently, arranging the load in such a way that it

A 28-year-old St. Louis native is lucky to be alive after her vehicle was struck by multiple semi-trucks on April 18, 2018. She was driving through Nebraska when an unexpected winter squall set in, limiting visibility to the extent it was no longer safe to drive. She slowed to a

On December 7th, 2015, a semi went off the road not too far from Indianapolis. Semis going off the road is not particularly uncommon, and the driver isn’t always at fault. Difficult road or weather conditions can cause even the most experienced driver to suffer an accident. But in this