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Electronic logging may reduce exhausted commercial driving

For the people who drive commercial trucks and transport goods and materials all over this country, there is always a deadline to worry about. Professional truck drivers must follow strict schedules to ensure their cargo reaches its destination on time. In the case of perishable items, such as produce, milk or even beer, those deadlines are even more critical.

Distracted commercial truckers can cause catastrophic crashes

Distracted driving has become a major cultural issue. With the rise of smartphones, more and more people feel tempted to text, check social media or livestream while driving. It's dangerous enough when people in passenger vehicles drive distracted. When commercial drivers do it, everyone on the road is in increased danger.

Follow these tips to get your motorcycle ready for spring

With spring right around the corner, you are probably eager to get back on your motorcycle to take in the Virginia landscape. However, before you set out on your first post-winter ride, there are some things you need to do to get your motorcycle ready for the road.

Taking care of your tires can help you avoid a car wreck

When it comes to driver safety, you probably already make it a point to wear your seatbelt and follow other traffic laws. However, there is more to driver safety than simply driving defensively and adhering to the rules of the road. Taking care of your car is very important as well. For example, regularly changing your oil can help you avoid breaking down on the side of the road in a potentially dangerous area where another car might hit you. Another important maintenance issue is taking proper care of your tires.

Driving safety on wintry roads in Virginia

As much as people often don't want to think about cold weather and snow, both of those are realities in Virginia. If you are planning on heading out on the roads during the winter months, you need to make sure that you are fully prepared for the journey. It doesn't matter if you are running around the corner to the store or taking a longer trip.

Trucking companies need to prevent underride accidents

Most people on the road understand that large commercial trucks pose a threat to smaller passenger vehicles. The number of serious and fatal crashes with these vehicles is on the rise. Many drivers avoid the areas next to and behind commercial trucks to reduce their risk. However, when traffic is heavy and speeds are high, drivers may have less control over who's in the next lane. No matter how carefully you drive, you simply can't avoid sharing close quarters with a commercial vehicle occasionally.

Exhaustion or fatigue can factor into commercial truck accidents

If you're like most people, you probably feel a bit nervous when you are driving directly next to, in front of or behind a massive commercial truck. There's good reason for that apprehension. Fatal semitruck and eighteen wheeler crashes have been on the rise in recent years, as have accidents with serious injuries. It only takes a second for a commercial truck to jackknife, blocking all traffic. If the vehicle doesn't have adequate underride guards, your vehicle could end up underneath the bigger vehicle. The result can be catastrophic.

Tips to keep a new driver safe

You have spent the last 16 years keeping your son from falling down, getting lost, and making wrong choices. Now, looming on the horizon, is the threat of his Virginia driver's license. You will have to watch as he gets behind the wheel and drives away without you for the first time. It will not be easy and you are not looking forward to it, but you know sooner or later, the day will arrive.

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