Semi Truck Accidents

Slow down! How speeding trucks are putting you at risk

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, annually there are nearly 4,000 people killed and an estimated 95,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks. Not surprisingly, most of those injuries were inflicted upon passenger car motorists and their occupants, and not the truck drivers. In fact, more than 70 percent of those injured…

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How truck driver fatigue is putting you at risk for a crash

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 3,000 people die in large truck crashes and more than 95,000 are injured each year, and driver fatigue is a leading factor. To combat this problem, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued new rules to stop fatigued driving by making changes to the “hours of…

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Truck driver shortages and new drivers are a deadly combination

It seems that not a day goes by without a news story about a truck accident in our area. That might be a result of less qualified commercial truck drivers traveling on our roadways. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA) a truck driver shortage is partly to blame. About 25,500 heavy and tractor-trailer truck…

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Truck drivers may be putting you at risk on wintry roadways

As the summer weather gives way to cooler temperatures, Colorado truck drivers are required to start thinking about traveling with chains. In fact, Colorado law requires truckers to carry chains from September 1 to May 31 if traveling on the I-70 corridor west of Denver between Morrison and Edwards. The Colorado State Patrol Motor Carrier…

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Three People Live Because of One Little Boy

Although seven-year-old Collin Sanders passed away in 2002, he lives on through the survival of others. Collin, his two brothers, and two of their friends were in a minivan driven by Tracy Sanders, Collin’s mother. Tracy stopped to make a turn. A pickup truck behind them also stopped. And then the unthinkable happened. A commercial…

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Denver Ranks 13th Least Courteous City in National Road Rage Survey

During our daily commute in Colorado, it’s not unusual to witness or be engaged in an incident of road rage. An aggressive driver is weaving in and out of traffic and angers another driver already frustrated and tense from increasingly heavy traffic congestion. They engage in a cat and mouse game at 80 miles per…

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Nearly 5,000 are killed in Semi-Truck Accidents Every Year

I had an interesting conversation with an irate semi-truck driver yesterday. He saw a ad on TV and was “all fired up”. He let me know in no uncertain terms how offended he was by our ad. What made my conversation with this irate semi-truck driver even more interesting was I had just received an…

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Truckers Falsifying Logbooks

A CBS4 investigation has found that truckers blatantly falsify their service logs and stay on the road longer than they’re allowed. At Bachus & Schanker, LLC we have personally seen the devastating ramifications that semi-truck accidents have on families. Consider these statistics for 2006 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:

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