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What are some causes of serious truck accidents?

If you have ever found yourself surrounded by semi-trucks on the expressway, you know how scary it can feel to be dwarfed by these giant rigs. The combination of trucks' heavy weights and high speeds plus your car does not always make for a good result.

Truck driver in fatal Chicago crash on the road too long

Back in May we posted about a state trooper who was killed in a Chicago accident after a truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel. Since then, it has come out that the truck driver had been working more than what is allowed under federal regulations. These long hours may have contributed to why he fell asleep behind the wheel.

Illness causes truck driver to lose control of semi

A recent accident highlights just how important it is for employers to make sure the truck drivers they hire are in good health. If not, and the health of the truck driver leads to an accident in Chicago, not only could the truck driver end up being held accountable, so could the company the driver works for. 

Report: Truck driver fell asleep in fatal Chicago accident

Truck drivers are especially susceptible to fatigue. The long hours, boredom and seemingly endless roads are all contributors to tiredness. Add into the mix sleep disorders and not following the body's natural biological clock by driving at night and it could be the combination needed for a deadly accident caused by truck driver fatigue.

Crash causes second Illinois trooper traffic death in five months

News headlines capsulize the events of traffic accidents every day. Details of fatal crashes and victims' identities are passed along in paragraphs that fade quickly from the front page. The people left behind -- the victims struggling to recover and families trying to cope with a loved one's death -- are changed forever by sudden, unexpected losses.

Does caffeine consumption lead to less truck accidents?

Truck drivers often work long, boring hours on the roads. When driving from one state to another -- often on not enough sleep or during the nighttime hours -- it is not unheard of for fatigue to set in. While one would hope a driver would pull over and rest upon the realization of being tired, many times truck drivers continue to push it in order to make a certain delivery time frame.

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