With winter in full swing throughout the northern United States, the risk of winter weather is on the mind of most drivers. A record cold snap with large amounts of precipitation brought many Wisconsin communities to a standstill, but many drivers see no alternative to taking to the road to get to work or run errands.
Drivers share the roads of Wisconsin with every type of vehicle. Car and pickup truck drivers often see tractor-trailers on the interstates and other limited-access highways, and some people heading down smaller roads may even see a bicycle or cross-country skier. But there are few combinations more dangerous on the road than car drivers and truck drivers who are not prepared for each other.
If you buy some clothes or food in Wisconsin, the odds are that your purchases came to you on a truck. Four out of five American communities receive all goods by truck, and this service can come at a price. Truck driving is one of the nation's most dangerous professions, and the casualties are not only truck drivers.
There wouldn't be much to buy at the mall or the grocery store without trucks. Even devotees of online shopping must admit deliveries rely on trucks. Although they can pose problems on the highways, trucks and truckers are due respect for keeping our economy moving.
Truck accidents injure far too many Americans each year. Unfortunately, residents of Wisconsin are just as much at risk of suffering severe injuries in a truck accident as residents of other state are. With all of the widespread knowledge about why truck accidents occur in the nation, we believe that they should almost never happen in today's world.
Two people passed away in a tragic accident in Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 1. The wreck happened in Juneau County.
Semi accidents are incredibly dangerous and much has been done to prevent them, from setting lower speed limits for truckers to mandating rest breaks to get rid of drowsy driving. Even so, accidents continue to happen.
It's obvious that drunk driving is illegal for professional truck drivers — along with everyone else — but what about simply not drinking enough water? While that's not illegal, some experts have found that it makes drivers feel the same way they feel when they are drunk.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has laid out rules about how much time truckers have to take off and how many hours they can remain behind the wheel every day. These rules were created mostly in an effort to keep exhausted and overworked drivers off of the road. Truckers need to get their sleep, even when they're on the go, in order to be safe drivers.
A 59-year-old Delafield, Wisconsin, resident suffered serious injuries when his GMC pickup truck was crashed into by a tractor-trailer just before midnight on Monday, January 15, in Waukesha County.