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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

What Should I Do After a Hit and Run Truck Accident?

If a passenger vehicle is hit by a massive commercial truck that weighs up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, the occupant of the passenger vehicle will likely suffer serious injuries, particularly if the accident occurred on a busy highway where the vehicles were travelling at a high speed. If the truck driver responsible for » Read More

Why are Head-On Truck Accidents So Deadly?

There are few accidents that are as devastating and destructive as truck accidents. The average passenger vehicle has no chance against a massive 18-wheeler that is travelling at a high speed on a busy highway. Perhaps the most serious and often fatal type of truck accident is a head-on collision, which occurs when the front » Read More

Why are Truck Tire Blowouts So Dangerous?

There is no question that truck accidents are some of the most devastating and destructive accidents, and that it is often the occupants of the passenger vehicles who suffer the most serious injuries and property damage. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include distracted driving, drowsy driving, and speeding. However, although less » Read More

What Hazards Should Truck Drivers Be Aware of During the Fall Season?

Fall has officially arrived, which means that the leaves are changing from green to shades of red, orange, and yellow, the days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are starting to drop. Although these are the perfect conditions to go for a hike or an afternoon drive to admire the fall foliage, there are a » Read More

What is the Importance of Life-Saving Safety Features in Large Trucks?

When a large commercial truck is involved in a traffic accident with a passenger vehicle, the occupants tend to suffer severe injuries. Many of these devastating accidents could be prevented if more large trucks were equipped with safety technology that comes standard in many of today’s newer cars. Unfortunately, there are no regulations that require » Read More

When are Truck Drivers Most At-Risk?

According to a United States Bureau of Labor Statistics report published late last year, driving a commercial truck is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In fact, among jobs where workers operate independently, it is considered the deadliest. In 2018, truckers had the most fatalities of all detailed occupations, more than 800 » Read More