Why Left-Hand Turns by Trucks Can Be Deadly

Have you ever noticed that UPS trucks almost never make left-hand turns? If you have not noticed before, you will now. There is a good reason for this, based on real-life data into truck crashes and fuel usage. Left-hand turns cause more accidents and actually eat up more fuel when making deliveries – so eliminating…

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Truck Tire Blowouts Can Have Deadly Consequences

Truck tires are a much larger than the tires that go on the average passenger vehicle or even SUV. It just makes sense that when they blow out, there’s a bigger explosion. That means more force and when you’re already dealing with oversized vehicles, that can mean a catastrophic outcome with multiple injured drivers. There’s…

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The Dangers of Improper Lane Changes by Big Trucks

Any time a truck changes lanes, other drivers face an increased risk of an accident. There are reasons why changing lane accidents are so dangerous, such as the trucks’ blind spots and poor sight lines. If the trucker is fatigued, intoxicated, or distracted, the risk of an accident is even higher. The Alabama Department of…

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The Suspension of Hours of Service Regulations for Trucker Continues

This March, under the circumstances of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) temporarily suspended its Hours of Service (HOS) laws. The agency made the decision in response to the declaration of national emergency issued by the President. The purpose of the temporary suspension was to provide truck…

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What Is the Trucking Log, and Why Is It Important?

When a truck accident occurs, the result can be fatal. Collisions involving trucks are dangerous for many reasons, but the size and weight of the vehicles can make any crash a fatal one. Commercial trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds and the impact of these vehicles can cause some serious damage to other vehicles…

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Injury Claims for Truck Drivers

It’s common in truck accident cases to focus on the injuries or deaths to the occupants of other vehicles and to pedestrians. This is because, in most truck accident cases, cars and pedestrians are no match for the size and bulk of a truck. Still, there are many times when the truck driver is injured.…

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Who Is Liable if I’m in an Accident with a FedEx Truck?

As with other types of trucking accidents, collisions that involve FedEx trucks are often due to driver error, poorly maintained delivery trucks and vans, mechanical failure, and other factors. Commercial driver error is a prominent cause of these accidents and can involve distracted driving, failure to obey traffic laws, impairment from alcohol or drugs, improper…

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Truck Backup Accidents – Trucker Responsibilities and Negligence

Backing up a tractor-trailer can be dangerous for many reasons, but specifically because of the driver’s limited visibility. Maintaining the proper line of sight and avoiding obstacles while reversing in a large truck is much more difficult than in a standard passenger vehicle. This is especially true when attempting to maneuver in tight, confined spaces,…

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