10 Investigates: Drivers Don’t Face Fines For Damaged Under-Ride Bars

Channel 10 in Columbus Ohio does an in-depth investigation of damaged and rusted underride guards on trucks and trailers in Ohio. They document multiple violations but find drivers and companies face zero fines. This is a national problem and law enforcement often pooh-pooh broken underride guards or dirty tape and lives are lost as a … Read more…

Insurance industry propaganda!

IIHS recognizes semitrailers with good underride guards! It turns out that while real safety advocates have been concerned about crashes into trucks at highway speeds, it is really crashes into trucks on low-speed roadways we should be concerned about! IIHS has the audacity to issue safety awards to trailer manufacturers for building rear underride guards … Read more…

Lack of regulation of smaller utility trailers

There have been thousands of unecessary deaths and injuries due to often unregulated utility trailors. Failure of unregulated or uninspected trailer hitches can launch heavy utility trailors as flying projectiles on our roadways. Trailers can be home built with lack of knowledge of the dangers involved of trailors or of the safety features proper construction … Read more…

Tesla crash is still an event that provokes thought and review of safety

SEE: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/tesla-driver-killed-autopilot-crash-would-still-be-alive-if-trailers-had-side-underride-guards.html Here is my latest post at Tree Hugger: We have had underride guards that are effective in crashes above 50 mph for over 30 years. Guards must be energy absorbing for proper protection in high-speed crashes, period! Increasing the length away from the truck or trailer of the underrun guard increases the critical … Read more…

A handfull of victims do not have the right to forgive industry for over a million victims!

We have a few trucking victims and so-called trucking victim organizations claiming they have the right to not only forgive the trucking industry for high-speed crashes maiming and killing over a million Americans but the audacity to actually praise their complete lack of effort at safety. Victims are partnering with government and industry and pursuing … Read more…

Trucking unions and insurance industry should control trucking victim activism in the U.S.?

There is in excess of one million trucking victims in the U.S., whom asked all victims if they could speak for us? If anyone including myself claims to speak for this broad group of citizens they are lying! Big money speaks and individual victim voices do not matter, if your issue conflicts with power-grabbing or … Read more…

Dark days for trucking victims and their issues!

We have to look harder to understand ulterior motives in trucking safety today. We have new government inspired Vision Zero like organizations cropping up, they are pushing behavior based fault rather than safety improvements to vehicles and roadways. They are not Vision Zero. They are ran by training organizations with products and training to sell … Read more…