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New Jersey lawmakers seek mandatory testing for sleep apnea

Lack of sleep and other issues have been determined to be at least part of the cause of crashes involving trucks here in New Jersey. That includes the tragic crash that seriously injured comedian Tracey Morgan and killed his close friend.

Senator calls for stricter truck underride guard improvements

Many New Jersey residents have driven up Interstate 81 through northern New York. Early this month, a multi-fatality crash occurred on the interstate that has prompted a call by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer for new truck safety regulations, including underride guards.

Can side guard rails on trucks prevent fatalities?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, truck guard rails could not only reduce the number of crashes but prevent fatalities. These aren't the guard rails that we all see along interstates and highways. They are guard rails on large trucks.

Flying ice and snow from trucks can cause injury, damage

Accidents with commercial trucks can be extremely serious -- not just because of the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, but because of the cargo that many of them carry. In some cases, a car doesn't even have to come in contact with a truck for its occupants to be injured or killed. In other cases, an accumulation of ice and snow on the truck can be the culprit.

Fog can be one of the most dangerous driving conditions

Even though we deal with virtually every sort of inclement weather there is here in New Jersey, fog can be one of the most dangerous conditions for drivers. For the truck drivers who use our state's turnpikes and interstates, foggy conditions can present serious hazards, both to them and to others on the road.

Unsecured loads can be deadly

A load that isn't properly secured on a truck seems like such a minor thing. Sometimes, crews may just cut corners, trying to do the job quickly, or they may know they haven't done it perfectly, but they won't assume it matters for a short trip. They'll just hope for the best.

Questions to address after a truck accident

Were you recently involved in a truck accident? Was your vehicle hit by a trucker, thus leading to serious damage and injury? If you find yourself in this position, you are not alone. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, more than two million people were injured in a motor vehicle accident in 2007.

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