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How Big a Problem Is Substance Abuse in the Trucking Industry? Sep 15, 2016

Commercial truck drivers are held to the same standards as those who drive regular passenger vehicles, but they are also expected to abide by regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Like the everyday driver, ...

Hours of Operation & Truck Driver Fatigue Jun 8, 2016

If you drive on the road, you know that there are certain laws and rules you must follow. These are put into place in order to keep everyone on the road safe. With commercial truck drivers, they must follow those rules as well, but they are also ...

Trucking Industry Speed Limitations Apr 21, 2015

The American Trucking Association, the largest trucking group in the country, is vocally advocating to install electronic speed-limiting devices on big rigs. The industry is urging federal safety regulators to act swiftly to mandate that all trucks ...

Truck Driver in Custody after Multi-Vehicle Auto Accident Apr 9, 2015

Daniel Burch was arrested this Wednesday for his involvement in an accident that resulted in two deaths and several injuries, according to LakeExpo.com, an online news source. The news website reported that, as Burch neared a highway intersection, ...

Trucking Company Involved in Amtrak Accident Ordered to Pay $5 Million Sep 18, 2014

A legal battle involving a June 2011 accident in which a truck collided with an Amtrak passenger may soon be coming to an end. On September 17, 2014, a federal grand jury in Reno, Nevada awarded $5 million to Amtrak and Union Pacific Railroad for the ...

Truck Driver Fatigue Information Apr 20, 2012

Truck driver fatigue is one of the main reasons why trucking accidents occur in the U.S. Long hours on the road with demanding deadlines can cause severely impair the judgment of a Truck Driver. Symptoms of fatigue vary between drivers, but may ...

Car Wreck with Semi Truck-How Much is my Case Worth? Dec 13, 2011

Many factors are considered when determining what a potential Trucking Accident Lawsuit is worth. Like every lawsuit, it is not possible to project an accurate estimate without a large amount of research and investigation. We take the following ...

Semi-Truck Accident Legal Help-How We Can Help You Aug 6, 2011

Like all law cases, every single semi- truck accident lawsuit is different. It can depend on many factors, including the following: How serious are the injuries sustained from the semi-truck wreck? How many defendants are involved? How many witnesses ...

385,000 Semi Truck Accidents Every Year Jun 11, 2011

According the FMCSA, approximately 385,000 large trucks were involved in crashes. As a result of the accidents, 5,000 people lost their lives and injured 106,000. Negligence is the cause of many Semi Truck wrecks. Some of the Common Causes of Semi- ...

Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuit Information Mar 22, 2011

Adrenalin and shock can alter ones senses in situations like being involved in a trucking collision. Semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, so in the event you are involved in a collision, the injuries can be very serious and even fatal. If an ...

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