It's probably not fair to say that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) isn't doing anything to protect the average motorist from accidents with large trucks -- but it definitely isn't doing what it could be.
Weigh stations are dotted along most major highways in the nation -- and open ones are a required stop for any passing truck.
Drivers on the Thomas Edison Memorial Bridge in Sandusky were witness to a horrific scene as high winds recently toppled a semitruck right before their eyes.
One of the problems with trucking, as a profession, is that it can get tedious. Long hours on the road at least afford truckers a change of scenery, however. Long hours spent loading and unloading a truck's cargo, on the other hand, are just ... well, long hours.
When you're barreling down the highway at full speed, one of the last things you want to see is a semitruck peel off a tire right in front of you. That long, loose piece of rubber can end up causing you to wreck if it hits your wheels the right way -- and the truck also stands a good chance of wrecking. The tire can also blow out entirely, sending the truck careening.
Even an experienced trucker can run into problems on icy or snowy roads. With the snowy season fully upon us, it seems like a good time to review some basic safety reminders that everyone driving a big rig should keep in mind.
A lot of drivers are nervous about sharing the highway with a big rig -- and not without good reason! Any accident with a large truck is potentially lethal.
There are a lot of trucks on Ohio's roads -- which makes it a good idea to stay alert at the wheel when you're driving.
Whether you drive a truck for yourself or for a company, the ultimate responsibility for safety is on you -- so it's important to know how to spot tires that need to be replaced.
Trucking is a dangerous job -- which means that trucking companies should do everything they can to avoid putting an unqualified or inexperienced driver behind the wheel.