Deaths, injuries from recycling and garbage truck accidents on the rise

There has been an "unprecedented uptick in fatalities" associated with recycling and garbage truck accidents crashes in 2019, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America. That's alarming, even as a preliminary number, because garbage trucks are already among the most dangerous heavy trucks. They are often out very early in the morning, when [...]

Seattle makes a big safety improvement to city trucks

Sharp-eyed Seattle residents may notice something different about SDOT trucks. Earlier this month, the Seattle Department of Transportation started installing side guard panels on city-owned heavy trucks. Seattle's Department of Transportation has started installing the side guards on the city-owned fleet. (Photo: Seattle DOT) Why truck side guards matter This may not [...]

Why Safe Truckers are No Accident

Preliminary statistics for 2016 indicated that there was a 7-8% increase in fatalities in crashes involving trucks and buses. It’s easy to focus on the multitude of available safety systems for commercial truck fleets. But, there is much more to safe trucking than an electronic logging device and a crash mitigation system. The key element [...]

Slow Down

The Pacific Northwest is blanketed in snow which is expected to remain on the roadways for the next 36 hours.  It is especially important to slow down as you drive on the roadways. Truck drivers need to pay particular attention to safety and defensive driving.  Truck drivers need to slow down, leave enough room between [...]

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