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U.S. Department of Transportation Sets New Rules on Truck Driving Hours to Improve Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced new federal regulations to reduce trucker fatigue and improve the safety of other drivers. The regulations went into effect July 1, 2013. The regulations will cut the average work week from 82 to 70 hours for truck drivers, which will only impact [...]

Truck Accident Statistics – Important Data on Truck Crashes

  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the USDOT, truck accident data for 2008 is available and includes the following important information: One out of nine traffic deaths in 2008 resulted from a collision involving a large truck 380,000 large trucks (>10,000 lbs.) were involved in accidents out of [...]

Tires and Truck Accidents – Roadway Safety Issues

  We’ve all seen them while driving on the highways — pieces of tire fragments that have peeled away from other vehicles. In most instances, this debris is caused by tire separation on big rigs, semis and 18-wheelers.   This tire debris can be extremely hazardous, both during the time of tire separatation and as [...]

Jackknife Truck Accidents – Important Info

  Jackknife trucking accidents are very common occurances on highways and happen when there is a sudden application of the brakes by truck drivers operating semi-trucks and tractor trailers. In some instances, improper truck maintenance can lead to braking problems, leading to these types of accidents. Brake failure symptoms include the absence of pedal pressure. [...]

TRUCK DRIVER DISTRACTED DRIVING | TEXTING WHILE DRIVING LAWS

(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,’script’,'//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js’,'ga’); ga(‘create’, ‘UA-42677772-1′, ‘truckaccidentlawyergroup.com’); ga(‘send’, ‘pageview’);   The explosion of handheld devices, cell phones, computer tablets, and other similar electronic devices in the past decade has lead to a major rise in accidents and fatalities on our roadways. Compounding this problem has been the increased use of these devices by commercial [...]

SPEEDING TRUCKS – TRUCKING ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY SPEED

  A major cause of trucking accidents on our nation’s highway is related to excessive speed by truck drivers and operators. Speeding can create dangerous roadway conditions for both passenger vehicles and commercial truck drivers alike. Because of their size and weight, speeding-related accidents involving tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, semis and other commercial trucks can result [...]