Truck Accidents

Top 3 Causes of Rollover Truck Accidents & How to Prevent Them

September 30, 2015

Rollover accidents are some of the most catastrophic types of crashes that can occur – particularly when they involve heavy, large commercial trucks. What may be just as devastating as the outcomes of rollover truck accidents is the fact that the majority of these accidents are caused by negligence. In…
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Safety Advocates Urge Congress to Permit Hair Drug Testing for Truckers, Rather than Urine Testing

September 10, 2015

When trucking companies first hire new drivers – or when drivers are in accidents or are involved in certain activities, companies are required to conduct urine drug testing on drivers per federal trucking regulations. These tests can detect the presence of at least five classes of drugs for up to…
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FMCSA Seeks Public Input on Truck Crash Weighting Analysis Study

March 10, 2015

Regulators at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are currently seeking the public’s input regarding the results of a recently published study on the potential impacts of changing its truck crash weighting analysis system. Truck crash weighting is used by FMCSA regulators to evaluate which U.S. commercial motor carriers…
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FMCSA Driver Restart Study to Analyze Impacts of HOS Rule Changes on Trucker Fatigue

January 31, 2015

In light of last month’s changes to federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently looking for participants in its Driver Restart Study, which will be focused on evaluating whether and/or how the HOS rule changes may impact trucker fatigue and public safety on the…
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Tracy Morgan Fights Serious Brain Injury after Truck Accident

November 20, 2014

More than five months since actor Tracy Morgan was in a truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, he is still struggling to recover from a serious brain injury caused by the accident, Morgan’s lawyers reported in a recent hearing linked to Morgan’s truck accident lawsuit against Walmart. Although the…
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents: The Statistics from the NHTSA (Pt. 1)

October 3, 2014

Regulators and officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) analyze the incidence of different types of fatal motor vehicle accidents as part of their ongoing efforts to improve the safety of the roads. By pinpointing the most prominent causes of fatal motor vehicle accidents, NHTSA officials aim to…
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Jackknife Truck Accidents: 6 Facts You Should Know (Pt. 3)

September 10, 2014

Here is the conclusion to our blog series Jackknife Truck Accidents: 6 Facts You Should Know. Additional Important Info about Jackknife Truck Accidents… Fact 5 – Trucking companies may be held liable for jackknife truck accidents. When jackknife truck accidents occur as the result of some negligence, it may be…
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Jackknife Truck Accidents: 6 Facts You Should Know (Pt. 2)

August 31, 2014

Continuing from where Jackknife Truck Accidents: 6 Facts You Should Know (Pt. 1) left off, below we will carry on our discussion regarding these types of dangerous and deadly truck accidents. Keep in mind that, if you are injured in a jackknife truck accident or in any type of motor…
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Jackknife Truck Accidents: 6 Facts You Should Know (Pt. 1)

August 20, 2014

Jackknife truck accidents occur when the trailers of trucks swing out from behind of the front cab and essentially start to close in on the cab in the same manner as a jackknife would close. When these types of truck accidents take place: The damage can be as devastating to…
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Truckers Banned from Using Handheld Devices, New FMCSA Rule States

June 10, 2014

While some states have already enacted bans that prohibit truck drivers from using cellphones when driving, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently made such bans part of the federal regulations for truckers. As of the end of March 2014, the new FMCSA rule no longer allows commercial…
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