Are Box Trucks As Dangerous As Semi-Trailers?

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“I was asleep and next thing you know I was jumping out for my life,“ said a survivor of a horrific bus crash on Thursday, April 10. A FedEx box truck crossed a median and collided with a charter bus filled with students. The bus was part of a caravan of prospective college students headed to Humbolt State University to learn about the value of higher education. Both the box truck and bus driver died along with five students and two chaperones.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is currently investigating the accident. “One, we’re going to be investigating the human, the machine and the environment, and what’s critical for us especially in highway accidents is for us to collect perishable information,” said a NTSB investigator. “The most important thing we can do is issue recommendations so that these kinds of accidents don’t happen again.” The results of their investigation may have important policy implications in years to come.

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