About 1 in 10 highway deaths occurs in a crash involving a large truck.
March 14, 2013
Truck underride guards leave car occupants at risk
Modern semitrailers for the most part do a good job of keeping passenger vehicles from sliding underneath when they crash into the backs of trucks. But the trailers fail to prevent potentially deadly underride in crashes involving only a small portion of the truck's rear, new IIHS tests show.
March 1, 2011
Underride guards on big rigs often fail in crashes
New crash tests and analysis by IIHS demonstrate that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail in relatively low-speed crashes — with deadly consequences. The Institute is petitioning the federal government to require stronger underride guards that will remain in place during a crash and to mandate guards for more large trucks and trailers.
March 10, 2005
New work rule for truckers isn't improving safety
A new IIHS survey indicates that drivers of interstate trucks spend more time behind the wheel under a federal work rule that went into effect in 2004. A quarter of drivers who were surveyed said they drive more than the new daily limit of 11 hours. Eight of 10 drivers said they're taking advantage of a restart provision that allows them to drive 25 percent more in a week.
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