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How Can Truck Drivers Cause a Traffic Accident?

Truck driver error is often the cause of traffic accidents involving commercial trucks and passenger vehicles. In fact, commercial truck drivers are 10 times more likely to cause an accident than poor vehicle maintenance, dangerous weather conditions… Read More

What Injuries Are Caused by Truck Accidents?

A collision between a passenger vehicle and a large commercial truck can result in horrific injuries that may be permanent or fatal. In 2014, truck accidents involving passenger vehicles resulted in 111,000 injuries and 3,903 deaths, representing a 17… Read More

Who is Liable for a Commercial Truck Accident?

Commercial truck accidents are often very different from a typical collision between two personal-use vehicles. Aside from the catastrophic damage that usually proceeds a truck collision, multiple parties are often involved other than the truck’s driver. If… Read More

FMCSA Issues New Standards for Entry-Level Commercial Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established a Final Rule on Dec. 7, 2016 dictating the minimum requirements drivers must follow in order to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). To acquire… Read More

Why Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Truck accidents have a higher chance of causing serious injury to those involved compared to auto accidents with small vehicles. If you are injured in an accident, it is important to hire an attorney who is experienced in handling accidents with commercial… Read More

Regulators Propose Speed Limiters to Reduce Truck Accidents

In an effort to reduce truck accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have proposed a new requirement that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed limiting devices. The… Read More

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Severe Truck Accidents

In a recent study by Virginia Tech researchers, truck drivers who are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea but do not follow required treatment protocols are five times more likely to be involved in a severe collision. Previous research shows that… Read More

FMCSA Safety Rating Rule Changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doing away with the three tiered system of Satisfactory, Conditional, and Unsatisfactory safety ratings for trucking companies.The newly proposed system will include highly detailed metrics on each commercial… Read More

Commercial Truckers Must Switch to Electronic Logging Devices

A new rule will require truck drivers to log their activities using electronic devices instead of paper forms. The rule was set by the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve enforcement of commercial driving laws, specifically Hours of Service rules. The… Read More

DOT Wants to Improve Rear Impact Protection for Trucks

The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to better protect vehicles from rear impact collisions with commercial trucks by improving certain safety standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a plan to improve… Read More

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