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.
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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).
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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
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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
Despite an overall downward trend for all truck crash fatalities during the past decade, fatalities for pedestrians and bicyclists hit by trucks is increasing.Pedestrian truck accident fatalities have significantly increased from 2006 to 2013, according… Read More
Trucking hours of service rules were created by the government to ensure drivers are not fatigued or drowsy while on the road, a leading cause of truck accidents. These rules dictate weekly and daily work and drive time limits for commercial truck drivers.In… Read More