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How common is substance abuse among truck drivers?

Riding alongside commercial truck drivers is an inevitable part of life for most New York motorists, but if sharing the road with these massive and heavy vehicles makes you uneasy, you are not alone. Additionally, the results of numerous studies indicate that you have good reason to fear sharing the road with commercial truckers, because an alarming percentage of them acknowledge using drugs and alcohol on the job.

Truck accident fatalities in New York

Commercial trucking is one of the essential components involved in keeping the domestic market moving as it is responsible for the delivery of countless consumer goods to end users and to businesses. In New York, there is respect for this work but there is also a concern about the safety of large commercial trucks on the roads and highways. In 2017 alone, truck accident fatalities accounted for more than 12 percent of all vehicular fatalities statewide according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Are truck drivers encouraged to speed?

The pressure to perform well at work is very real. Yet while you might feel it in your job, you may not automatically assign it to other professions in New York. Yet practitioners in all fields (including jobs that impact you both directly and indirectly) often feel compelled to do all that they can to please their employers (even pushing themselves and their resources beyond reasonable safety limits). 

Can sick truck drivers be made to work?

There is often an added degree of courage and commitment assigned to those who are willing to come into work when they are sick. While their dedication to their jobs may be admirable, in many cases, the best course of action may just be for them to stay home in bed. That is not only for their own benefit, but also yours and the others in New York that they may come in contact with. Not only do you not want to contract whatever illness they may have, but you also do not want to be subjected to any potential risks that them doing their jobs while sick may pose. 

Hours-of-service requirements for truck drivers

Traveling on New York's roads for long, uninterrupted periods of time can make almost anyone feel fatigued. A fatigued driver is a dangerous driver given the impact that drowsiness can have on one's reaction times while behind the wheel. Those whose jobs require them to drive for extended lengths (such as truck drivers) are encouraged to not push themselves to becoming physically exhausted on the road, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that fatigue is cited as a cause in 13 percent of commercial vehicle accidents. 

Which factors can contribute to truck rollover accidents?

Nearly any type of large truck accident you can imagine is terrifying to think about. From being t-boned or rear-ended by a commercial truck to getting hit head-on or involved in a chain reaction crash, you and other New Yorkers could face serious injuries or death when confronted by a semi on the road. Another frightening, potentially devastating and common type of truck accident is a rollover crash.

Where does liability lie in multi-car crashes?

When New York drivers get into a two-car accident, determining who's at fault can already be a tricky task. Add more cars to the equation and you have an even more complicated problem. Just how is fault determined when it comes to a crash that involves multiple vehicles?

Trucker rear ends, kills car driver

Most drivers in New York have at some point been next to, behind or directly in front of a semi truck or some other very large commercial vehicle on the road. This experience can often make a person in a regular passenger car feel dwarfed and have a new realization of and appreciation for the sheer size and weight of these big rigs. These factors most certainly can make an accident with one of these trucks very serious for people in cars, pickup trucks and SUVs.

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