What States Love Pickup Trucks the Most – and Where Does WA Fall?
The pickup truck is a highly versatile, visually appealing, and powerful vehicle, capable of taking you and your loved ones just about anywhere you need to go. Although it might not beat a sports car in a race, it still packs a horsepower punch. In states with vast, open roads and abundant outdoor recreational activities,…Read More
Can You Sue a Big Box Store for a Truck Accident? It Depends.
When a commercial truck causes an accident, it can be complicated to determine who should be held liable for any damages and injuries sustained from the collision. One might immediately jump to blame the driver, but depending on how the accident occurred, a different party may be responsible. If the crash was due to something…Read More
Common Accidents with Construction Vehicles
The Pacific Northwest is an area of the country that is constantly progressing and evolving its infrastructure, including its buildings, airports, transportation systems, and roadways. While this is good for the economy and good for future generations, it also means that roads and other areas are full of construction vehicles. Construction vehicles are known for…Read More
Backup Cameras Will Soon Be Available for Commercial Trucks and Tractor-Trailers
Backup accidents are a very common type of truck accident in Vancouver and Battle Ground. The longer the truck or tractor-trailer combination, the more difficult it is for a truck driver to see behind that truck. Difficulty seeing behind a truck or trailer makes it hard for the truck driver to stop safely, merge into…Read More
The Dangers of Trucks Making Turns
Truck accidents are usually more deadly and more serious than car accidents because of the size, weight, and dimensions of the trucks. One scary type of truck accident is a turning accident. These accidents are scary because the car that is struck is often just standing still or is traveling at a low rate of…Read More
Are Autonomous Trucks Safe?
Truck manufacturers, like car manufacturers, are working hard to develop self-driving trucks. There are numerous incentives for the trucking industry starting with reducing or eliminating the need to pay for truck drivers. Truck manufacturers argue that autonomous trucks are safer, pointing to the large number of fatal truck accidents each year. Truck drivers are clearly…Read More
Responsibility for Underride Truck Accidents
Many compact cars are so small that when they collide with 18-wheelers, semis, and other large trucks, they can slide under the trucks – killing anyone in the compact car. Cars might slide or be forced under a truck in a rear-end collision. Truck underride accidents can also happen in a head-on crash or when…Read More
Are Electric Trucks Safe?
More and more manufacturers are developing electric cars and trucks. The driving force behind the development is the thinking that electric vehicles help the environment by reducing or eliminating the need for fossil fuels. This is why Washington State adopted the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program and Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Rule last November for…Read More
FMCSA Sets New Standards for Truck Drivers with Vision Loss
The Medical Review Board of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently recommended that truck drivers be subject to stricter standards for vision loss than currently proposed. The Medical Review Board consists of five doctors that provide medical advice to the FMCSA. Freight Waves reported in August 2021 that the current field-of-vision requirement for…Read More
Improper Passing and Turning Are Major Causes of Car Accidents
Staying in your lane of traffic reduces the risk of accidents. It’s true that you may strike the car in front of you if you drive too closely, or could be rear-ended by the car behind you even if you are following the rules of the road. When you leave your lane of traffic, though,…Read More