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Category: Truck Accidents

Continuous Training for Truck Drivers

May 11 2017 in Truck Accidents

According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), truck drivers are involved in over 500,000 roadway accidents every year. While many are caused by negligent and irresponsible behavior, some can be blamed on inadequate training for truck drivers. The laws surrounding commercial transportation are…

Importance of Commercial Truck Maintenance

May 04 2017 in Truck Accidents

With many commercial trucks driving more than 10,000 miles per day, regular maintenance is essential to safe vehicle operation. Thorough inspections should occur both before and after a long haul, as this is when the majority of malfunctions arise. When semis are not maintained on…

How Often Must Truck Drivers Rest?

Apr 19 2017 in Truck Accidents

The responsibility for establishing the number of hours that truck drivers are permitted to operate their vehicles on U.S. roads and highways falls into the purview of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The rest requirements for truckers set forth by the FMCSA are…

Emergency Vehicle Accidents

Apr 19 2017 in Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents

We often see ambulances and fire trucks during our daily commutes or while running errands. We probably think of the people aboard these vehicles as heroes, since they rush to save lives. One thing we may not think of, though, is their involvement in emergency…

Illinois CDL Safe Drivers

Apr 17 2017 in Truck Accidents

Driving safely is no easy task. With crowded streets, pedestrians, distracted motorists, and other factors causing accidents, getting from Point A to Point B takes an alert mind. Fortunately, in Illinois, if you do manage to stay safe while driving, you will be rewarded. The…

Side Underride Guards on Trucks Could Save Lives

Apr 12 2017 in Truck Accidents

When a vehicle crashes into the underside of a tractor-trailer the results can be devastating. In far too many instances, the driver and/or passengers of the vehicle are instantly killed by decapitation. In such crashes, the normal occupant safety features such as airbags and seatbelts…

Trooper in a Truck Program May Be Rolled Out Nationally

Apr 06 2017 in Truck Accidents

A public-private safety initiative currently piloted in Nebraska might become the model the rest of the U.S. adopts to combat the persistent uptick in highway accidents. Called the Trooper in a Truck program, the new approach to cracking down on negligent motorists could set the…

Do Trucks Have Automatic Emergency Brakes?

Apr 03 2017 in Truck Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports somewhat startling statistics about the frequency and unfortunate consequences of accidents involving large trucks – they are the striking vehicle in an estimated 32,000 crashes each year that result in 300 deaths and over 15,000 injuries. Even…

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