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Trucker substance abuse violations on the rise

Driving under the influence has a serious effect on driving ability.  When semi truck drivers drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Texas, they place everyone on the state’s roadways at risk. Research shows that on-the-job drug and alcohol abuse is...

Does caffeine make truck drivers less safe?

The truck drivers who haul goods throughout Texas and across the country must meet tight pickup and dropoff deadlines. To stay alert behind the wheel or just to pass the time on long stretches of highways, truckers often reach for coffee, tea, energy drinks or other...

Do truck accidents alter driver behavior?

Truck accidents are usually the worst for the other vehicle involved. The truck driver may suffer minor injuries or walk away without any injuries at all. This can lead to some guilt on the part of the driver. It also may change the driving behavior of the driver...

How does a smoke detector work?

One of the best forms of protection you have in a house fire is to have a working smoke detector. Early warning of a fire allows you to get away and avoid burns and other injuries. It is a good idea that you understand how a smoke detector works. This will enable you...

How do you recognize brain trauma post-crash?

After getting into a crash, it is possible to experience symptoms of physical injury. Three types of injury are most common after a crash. They include head, neck and back injuries. Each can cause its fair share of damage, but head trauma in particular has notable...

What are signs of exhaustion in a truck driver?

Accidents on the road are often caused by many factors, but one of the worst ones for truck drivers is a lack of sleep. Exhaustion can be deadly, and when a crash occurs, the smaller of the two vehicles typically receives the most damage. Truck crashes are...

How long can a truck driver be on the road?

Thanks to the increased awareness dedicated to the issue in recent years, you are likely well aware of the dangers you face from drowsy drivers on Texas' roads. Experts encourage those who feel fatigued behind the wheel to pull off the road and get some needed rest....