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Can The Government Force Trucks To Go Slower?

Anyone who's spent time navigating the roads and highways of America is well-aware of the dangers posed by large commercial vehicles. You've most likely felt a blast of wind threaten to push you aside as trucks pass, and few motorists are brave enough or foolish enough to pull up alongside these behemoths without being extra cautious.

Woman killed in New Jersey dump truck sand spill

A New Jersey woman was killed this week following a bizarre accident in which a dump truck carrying a full load of sand toppled onto its side on top of the woman's SUV, trapping her inside as sand spilled inside and over her vehicle.

New Jersey dump truck accident injures five

Earlier this week, five people were injured in a massive collision between a dump truck and eight cars in Riverdale, approximately 20 miles from Bergen County. Although the truck accident did not result in any life-threatening injuries, police department officials say it is just one more example of the increase in accidents in the borough since the department's traffic officers were eliminated in April.

Federal agency recommends trucker cellphone ban

After a massive tractor-trailer crash took the lives of 11 people in 2010, members of the National Transportation Safety Board are taking action. In hopes to prevent future fatal truck accidents, the NTSB is recommending a ban on all cellphone use behind the wheel of tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, buses, and other commercial vehicles.

Multiple tractor-trailer crash slows New Jersey Turnpike traffic

Earlier this week, a chain-reaction accident involving one car and seven tractor-trailers plugged up the New Jersey Turnpike in both directions for several hours. The massive truck accident began when a lone tractor-trailer broke down and stopped in the southbound center lane near the Hightstown exit.