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Bipartisan bill introduced to prevent fatal underride crashes

An underride crash occurs when a vehicle slides underneath a large truck, such as a tractor-trailer, in a collision. According to a report the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 114 fatalities in underride crashes in Tennessee from 1994 to 2015. While that number might not be as high as you might expect, it is too high for those families who have lost a loved one in an underride crash.

Why is the trucking log such an important document?

Truck drivers all over Tennessee and the country are required to complete a document known as the trucking log. This document is kept on a clipboard in every truck that hits the roads and must be filled out by the driver on a regular basis. So, why is the trucking log such an important document? We will tackle this question in today's post.

What are the dangers of truck driver fatigue?

Drowsy driving is a problem on the roads of not just Tennessee but the entire country. It is an issue that is just as dangerous as drunk driving and distracted driving. Some of the most common drowsy drivers are found behind the wheels of trucks. Truck drivers are on the roads for hours on end, but they still must follow guidelines regarding rest. Here are the dangers of truck driver fatigue.

How to spot a distracted truck driver in Tennessee

Trucks are an important part of the economy, which is why you see so many of them on the roads not only in Tennessee but also across the country. Truck drivers are not immune to distracted driving, which has become a bit of an epidemic of late. Here's how you can spot a distracted truck driver on the roads of Knoxville.

Prepare yourself for driving near large trucks and buses

No matter how long you've been driving, things can quickly get scary when operating on the roads of Tennessee. There's no shortage of large trucks and buses in and around the Knoxville area. These vehicles are so difficult to drive near because of their size. Here are some tips to protect yourself when near trucks and buses.

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