Why Is a Trucking Magazine Bragging About Poor Out-of-Service Rates?

Perhaps there isn't a stranger sight than someone bragging about mediocrity. That's what an author in Land Line Magazine did recently, when discussing the results of International Roadcheck 2021. For those unfamiliar with International Roadcheck, it's a coordinated enforcement effort between officials in the United States, Mexico, and Canada to ensure that the commercial trucks...

Can We Retire the Myth of the Truck Driver Shortage?

Have you heard that a shortage of truck drivers exists and it's only getting worse? According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the American trucking industry finds itself in need of 61,000 drivers. To make matters worse, within 7 years, that number could balloon into hundreds of thousands of truck drivers short of what the...

TXDOT Report Shows the Fallibility of Experts

I'm not in the business of making mountains out of molehills. However, there are times when I read something that exemplifies many larger trends, and this is one of them. Not a day goes by, where someone (usually in a position of authority) laments that people don't trust experts (people like them) like they used...

What Are the 5 Deadliest States for Truck Drivers?

While many people worry about the dangers that tractor-trailers pose to them on the highway, few consider that they aren't the only ones at risk in accidents with large vehicles. In fact, nearly 700 truckers die every year on our nation's highways. This makes driving commercial trucks one of the more dangerous occupations in the...

Semi-Autonomous Truck Convoys Appear Unnecessarily Dangerous at First Glance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made headlines at its recent Analysis, Research, and Technology Forum. The trucking industry regulator rattled many in the trucking industry with its aggressive forecast for driverless commercial vehicles deployment. Most of the hoopla surrounded FMCSA's projection that fully autonomous trucks will hit the road sometime around 2030. Even...

Why Do West Texas Oilfield Companies Keep Hiring Dangerous Truck Drivers?

"How do we bring the number of Texas oilfield trucking fatalities down?" Media outlets raise issues such as speed limits, road maintenance, and truck upkeep, which all play a role in the problem: What no one wants to discuss is that the biggest factor in whether an 18-wheeler causes a deadly crash is the quality of the truck's driver.

What Is Missing from the Discussion of Deadly West Texas Oil-Field Truck Crashes?

Out of the half-dozen outlets that filed reports on this incident, not a single one mentions that the pick-up that likely caused the crash is owned by an oil services company. While authorities are aware that Imperative Chemical Partners Inc. owns and operates the offending pick-up, and will likely classify this crash as an oil-field truck accident, it's certainly concerning that skilled reporters missed this crucial detail.

Grossman Law Offices Accepts Semi-Truck Accident Referrals Throughout Texas

It's no secret that any personal injury attorney in Texas is more than happy to take on a commercial truck accident case. To be perfectly blunt, the reason is simple: commercial trucks have more insurance than most passenger cars. The problem that many attorneys run into is that they quickly discover that 18-wheeler wrongful death...