Author Archives: Stephen M. Garcia

Stability Control Systems to Be Required on Tractor Trailer Trucks

In the latest attempt to keep roads safe for motorists, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Agency is currently awaiting approval on a proposed bill to require stability control systems on tractors. Responsible for 304 deaths and 2,738 injuries a … Continue Reading

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Truck Driver Fatigue More Dangerous than Drunk Drivers

Everyone knows the dangers of drunk driving. Impaired judgment, slower reaction times, and higher accidents rates are expected, but for commercial truck drivers, fatigue poses a far greater threat than alcohol. According to current estimates, truck driver fatigue is a … Continue Reading

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Dump Truck Driver Nearing Sentencing for 2010 Crash that Killed 4 Motorcyclists

Clyde Nachand, 67, Stephen Punch, 52, Daniel Butler, 35, and Dayle Veronica Downs-Totonchi, 47, will never again ride a motorcycle or enjoy a group ride with their friends. The four were gruesomely slain when a Phoenix, Ariz., dump truck driver … Continue Reading

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