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How Commercial Trucking Laws can Affect Your Accident Claim

When becoming a commercial trucker, there are particular laws that you are required to follow, but as trucking employers also have many federal regulations that they must abide by as well. Most commercial trucks carry heavy loads, and the trucks themselves weigh tons. Therefore, any accident involving one of these vehicles can be potentially life-threatening.

However, not all commercial truck accidents are the driver’s fault. If you are a truck driver and were injured in a crash, it is ideal to hire an attorney. Several parties could be held liable for your accident, and lawyers can help you discover who those individuals are to help you retrieve fair compensation.
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How to Drive When Traffic Lights Don’t Work

Many people do not know what to do at an intersection with outed traffic lights. Some say to treat it as a four-way stop, but is there a law about that? Technically, no law dictates how to handle this situation. Therefore, if you are involved in an accident during this type of situation, who is the person at fault according to the law?

Experts have stated that it is the safest option to treat the intersection as a four-way stop, but, whenever traffic lights are not working, the intersection can become dangerous if everyone doesn’t act cautiously. Read more

4 Truck Driving Tips for Long Haul Truckers

Driving a long haul truck is one of the most prominent professions in the United States which also has the reputation of being quite dangerous. According to recent studies, over 100,000 injuries and 300,000 accidents involving long haul and large trucks occurred in 2012. Such statistics have led to Time Magazine listing long-haul trucking as one of the riskiest jobs of 2014, firmly securing the number eight spot. With that in mind, truckers should make an effort to observe a few safe driving tips that can keep their commutes accident free. Read more

3 Highway Safety Measures Truck Drivers Should Consider

Any truck accident has the potential of causing severe injuries and even death in the most traumatic incidents. At the very least, the damage to the vehicles in the vicinity of the truck is likely to be extensive.  A truck driver can significantly reduce the likelihood of any truck accident occurring by taking three simple steps. Here are 3 highway safety measures all truck drivers should consider. Read more

How Does Wind Affect Trucks on the Highway?

Although semis are among the sturdiest and powerful vehicles on the open road, they can become unstable and dangerous when high winds come in contact with them. Recently, a notable wind-related accident involving a trailer that occurred in Virginia Beach served as a sobering reminder of how vulnerable commercial trucks are when they have light loads. Read more

Driver vs Company Liability in Commercial Truck Accidents

It can be difficult to determine liability in a commercial truck accident, even when the trucker is at fault. Being that the driver is an employee of a trucking company, there are many instances when the trucker is not personally liable for damages. Here are some basic things to put into consideration when determining liability in a commercial truck accident. Read more

Electric Trucks Are On The Horizon

While Tesla sports cars have become an attractive poster child for electric cars, other vehicle manufacturers have quietly implemented electric treatments in vehicle categories that you might not expect. These include cargo haulers, school buses, drayage vehicles, and garbage trucks. While these efforts are less publicized, the production of medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles is increasing across the board. Read more

Uber Launches Truck Freight App

The recent launch of Uber Freight corroborated claims made by CEO Travis Kalanick that their goal was to “[reinvent] transportation.”

This innovative service is the newest offshoot of Uber—with the objective of eliminating the middleman and linking shippers with truckers. The new app lists all routes and jobs available for the driver. The driver can also see the contents of the load and the compensation for the haul. Once they arrive and deliver the contents of the load, they can reopen the app and find their next job. Read more

Top 5 Statistically Most Dangerous Roadways

Being a truck driver is always going to be considered a dangerous job due to the high possibility of accidents and fatalities. However, there are some stretches of road that are far more dangerous than others. Whether it be due to other drivers and traffic congestion or simply due to the condition or location of the road, these roads are statistically more dangerous to commute on. In the spirit of keeping you safe on the road, here are five of the most dangerous roads in America. Read more

Navistar Recalls International Trucks

At the end of March 2017, the truck manufacturer, Navistar, announced that it would have to recall over 2,700 of its International trucks. This is due to a problem with the air dryer mounting bracket, which was found to be weak and at an increased risk of breakage. This could lead to the air dryer pulling away from the truck frame and cause further leaks in the truck’s air system This includes a possible loss of pressure in the air brakes and a subsequently increased risk of crashes.
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