Truck parking safety tips from the Underride Network

Parked truck crashes are not and never have been fatigue related. Fatal and severe parked truck crashes happen before the driver ever gets behind the wheel! If you plan to park safely before you begin your trip the chances of an unsafely parked truck crash ever ocurring are miniscule! People stop being killed and being … Read more

Less regulation requires more government and corporate responsibility!

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In an age of deregulation safety probably will not be required by law! You must remember that legal and moral liability and responsibility do not end with the extermination of a regulation, they actually increase! We end regulations as common sense safety procedures and equipment are expected, safe behaviors are now expected and taken for … Read more

Warning for parking victims!

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Today on the anniversary of my wife’s death I am thinking of the many injustices that can occur in the U.S. concerning truck parking enforcement. In many counties the trucking companies will be the largest employer giving generously to campaigns of prosecutors, sheriff’s and judges. It is common for high level law enforcement including state … Read more

Comments: MASH Style Underride Guard Crash Tests

I am commenting as an American underrun victim/survivor and international  truck safety activist. I am a truck underride survivor so will be commenting on Vision Zero and Safe System, TUBS (Truck Underrun Barriers), and truck or trailer  mounted attenuators. I am also interested in safe and forgiving roadsides  and the types  of roadways and speeds … Read more

Guards tested in 1971 were better and stronger than current guards

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015071661196?urlappend=%3Bseq=1 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015071661196;view=1up;seq=1   “Properly designed energy absorbing (yielding) underride guard systems can provide the advantages of reduced accelerations and crush of the impacting vehicles, better control of crash energy dissipation, and lower loadings on the truck structure.” (Lower loadings on the truck structure means the frame and support structures can withstand the forces generated at … Read more