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How Does Poor Truck Maintenance Increase the Risk of Accidents?

The average commercial truck weighs approximately 10 times more than a regular passenger vehicle, and even more when the truck is fully loaded with the cargo it is transporting. That means that the occupants of a passenger vehicle have little chance of walking away from a truck accident without serious personal injury if they are » Read More

What are the Dangers of Microsleep Among Truck Drivers?

Businesses, consumers, and communities depend on truck drivers to deliver a wide range of goods to warehouses, stores, and homes across the United States. Although truck drivers play an essential role in this country’s economy, driving a commercial truck can be a very dangerous job. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, » Read More

What can Truck Companies Do to Prevent Truck Accidents?

According to the Department of Labor (DOL), driving a truck is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. In addition to the challenges of operating a massive 80,000-pound commercial truck, truck drivers are under a great deal of pressure to meet very tight deadlines when delivering goods. Oftentimes, that means driving through » Read More

How Do I File a Truck Accident Claim?

Like car accidents, truck accidents can happen when drivers least expect it. However, although some of the most common car accidents are fender-benders that do not cause any injuries, truck accident victims rarely walk away from the accident without a scratch. In fact, truck accidents cause some of the most devastating personal injuries and fatalities » Read More

How Does Sleep Apnea Impact the Trucking Industry?

Operating a massive 80,000-pound commercial truck requires truck drivers to be alert, well rested, and focused on the road ahead and the other vehicles that are sharing the road. Unfortunately, truck drivers are at an increased risk for sleep apnea, which is a potentially serious sleep disorder that causes the person’s breathing to stop and » Read More

How Dangerous are Underride Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating and destructive accidents, owing to the massive size and weight of the average commercial truck compared with the average passenger vehicle. As devastating as these accidents can be, there are few truck accidents that are more horrifying and deadly than underride truck accidents. These occur when a » Read More

Why is Texting and Driving Dangerous for Truck Drivers?

When a truck driver’s attention is off the road for even a few seconds, it can have devastating consequences. That is what happened when a 28-year-old truck driver took his eyes off the road for mere seconds to read a text message from his girlfriend. In the time it took to read the text message, » Read More

What Evidence Do I Need for My Truck Accident Case?

Trucking is a huge industry in the United States, employing more than 7.8 million people and shipping more than 11 billion tons of goods annually, according to the American Trucking Association. Unfortunately, trucking also plays a part in more than 150,000 accidents each year, with 5,000 of them being fatal, notes a 2108 Federal Motor » Read More

How Should I Prepare My Truck for Winter Weather?

Winter may not officially start for another couple of weeks, but the temperatures are already starting to plummet. All motorists are urged to make sure that their vehicles are prepared for the cold winter weather, and that goes for truck drivers as well. In fact, owing to the massive size and weight of the average » Read More

How Does Truck Maintenance Help Prevent Accidents?

Sharing the road with an 80,000-pound commercial truck can be intimidating and unnerving. These massive vehicles have large blind spots, require significantly more road space to slow down or come to a complete stop, and make extremely wide turns. These are all things for which motorists need to be aware when driving in the vicinity » Read More