I Was Hit by a Delivery Truck. What Are My Rights?

In a crash with another driver, it is not usually difficult to figure out who was liable. When you are in an accident with a delivery truck, however, determining who exactly is responsible for damages and injuries can be tough. It may be difficult to determine who the delivery truck belongs to, what company owns…

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Are Autonomous Trucks Safe?

Vehicle technology advances every day, and with that comes new ways to make our lives more accessible. It also comes with unknown risks. Recent discussion about new driver technology revolves around whether autonomous trucks are safe. Alabamians are still adjusting to seeing self-driving cars on the roads. Now they must wonder if trucks and other…

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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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Fleeing the Scene of an Accident as a Truck Driver

Hit and run is one of those things that just seems completely inconceivable. Who would cause an accident and just keep on going? Everyone was taught early during driver training that when you’re involved in a fender bender you stop and exchange contact and insurance information at a minimum. When you’re dealing with semi truck…

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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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