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Electronic logs to be mandated for truckers

Large trucks are a frequent sight on Pennsylvania roadways. Given the nature of the job that truckers do, it is a requirement that operators keep a trucking log to record how long they have been driving. Whereas drivers have grown accustomed to logging their driving hours by hand, new technology is changing the way logging is done.

2 injured in Pennsylvania truck accident

A collision between a truck and one other vehicle shut down Schuylkill Expressway in both directions between Girard Avenue and Montgomery Drive. The accident occurred at 10 p.m. on Dec. 2, and police say the truck was going westbound when it crossed into an eastbound lane and collided with a vehicle.

Samsung develops unique idea for preventing truck accidents

Driving in the proximity of semi trucks can produce a lot of anxiety and challenges for Pennsylvania motorists, but Samsung has found one possible solution to help drivers navigate the road safely when following large trucks. The company came up with an idea for a "safety truck" that allows drivers to navigate their way around big rigs by being able to see past them.

Pennsylvania trucker faces time in prison

On Jan. 13, 2014, a man accused of falling asleep while operating a tractor-trailer on Interstate 78 reportedly struck a 2000 Ford Taurus from behind, and the vehicles caught fire. The driver of the truck sustained no injuries, according to authorities, but the driver of the Taurus, a 65-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

1 killed, 1 injured in tractor-trailer crash

A Pennsylvania truck driver faces impending charges for being involved in a tractor-trailer accident with a car in South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County. The trucker had missed a turn that he intended to make, so he continued down the road and tried to turn around to go back. In the process, according to a police news release, the semi-truck blocked both lanes of SR 419.

Data shows large truck accidents are on the rise

People who use the highways in Pennsylvania may be interested in some data about large truck accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released statistics about fatal and nonfatal truck accidents that took place across the United States in 2012. According to the NHTSA, there were 4 percent more fatal truck accidents in 2012 than there were in 2011.

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