Governmental regulations try to curb trucker fatigue

August 23,2017
If you have driven for any length of time in Indiana, you no doubt have been along side a semi truck or other large commercial vehicle like a dump truck, cement mixing truck or something else. When this happens, you can realize just how much smaller even the biggest passenger vehicle is than these… Read Full Post

Keeping yourself and others safe when driving a truck

July 26,2017
If you are one of the many truck drivers who travel Indiana roads each day, you may be familiar with the risks and dangers of your job. Often, many motorists fail to recognize that truck drivers like yourself require additional space, consideration and time to safely operate and maneuver such a… Read Full Post

Learning to drive safely around large commercial vehicles

July 05,2017
The inherent risks that accompany driving privileges can expose anyone to danger, even if you are the safest driver on the road. You may find that driving around big trucks can be extra disconcerting because of their luminous size and ability to cause extreme destruction and harm in an accident. At… Read Full Post

Is a truck owner responsible for a driver’s accident?

June 16,2017
If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck in Indiana, you may be wondering if you will be dealing with the driver or the company that owns the truck. Whether the truck owner is responsible in part or in whole for the accident, depends on the circumstances.

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What is distracting today’s commercial truckers?

May 02,2017
Indiana is a major trucker thoroughfare, and if you are like many residents, you may feel a bit uncomfortable trying to drive your own car among these much larger, heavier vehicles. Just as you face distractions while you drive, whether they involve eating, looking out the window or what have you,… Read Full Post

What is the CDL clearinghouse?

April 16,2017
As you travel alongside tractor trailers on the road, you may assume that the truck driver operating the massive vehicle is property trained, licensed and qualified to be driving the big rig. This, however, is not always true. Negligent truck drivers, who are drunk, distracted, unlicensed or have… Read Full Post

How to avoid a jackknifing accident

March 20,2017
The Indiana news is often filled with stories about jackknifed tractor-trailers. These large vehicles can pose a serious danger to others on the road when they end up in a jackknife situation. IN.gov reports that… Read Full Post

Hours of service regulations to prevent drowsy driving

February 27,2017
Accidents in Indiana involving large trucks are often serious. Because of this, it is important for the government to step in and enact rules to assure that everyone stays safe on the roadways. One area where there is a major concern when it comes to truck drivers is drowsy driving. In fact, the U.… Read Full Post

How can a truck driver be disqualified?

February 09,2017
When it comes to driving a truck, your license is key to your livelihood. This is one of the reasons why it is so important for Commercial Motor Vehicle operators in Indiana to be aware of the actions they may inadvertently take that can lead to a license disqualification. There are several things… Read Full Post

Will self-driving trucks reduce accident numbers?

January 18,2017
The idea of a self-driving vehicle may seem like science fiction, but it is very much a reality. While you may not be aware of it yet, there are already autonomous vehicles on the roads in Indiana and all over the country. These include both passenger cars and large trucks. According to GTG… Read Full Post