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Truck Accidents

What to Know About Truck Drivers and Substance Abuse

Driving a truck is not an easy job. Long hours alone on the road, difficult night shifts and mounting pressure from employers can push truck drivers to their limits. The difficulties of life on the road may be why the truck industry is seeing historically low rates of drivers. Those who do try to make…

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Truck Accidents

What Is “Platooning” of Big Rig Trucks, and Is It Safe?

Platooning refers to two or more commercial trucks tailgating one another in a line, or platoon. Platooning is a common way for truck companies to save on fuel in states that allow this practice. Many people, however, debate the safety of platooning. The long history of commercial truck accidents in the U.S. and questionable safety…

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Truck Accidents

Important Records to Obtain After a Truck Accident

Documenting a truck accident is key to building a strong personal injury lawsuit against a company or driver in Texas. The facts you or your lawyer gather about the collision could point to the correct defendant, or at-fault party. Evidence obtained, including important records, may provide proof against a negligent driver or truck company. Work…

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Truck Accidents

What to Look for in a Truck Accident Lawyer?

A commercial truck accident is an important reason to hire a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer will look out for your best interests during negotiations with the truck company’s insurance provider. Since insurance companies often try to take advantage of their clients, it is critical to retain a lawyer if you wish to maximize your…

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Truck Accidents

Trucking Rules and Regulations

When an 18-wheeler is carrying a full load, it can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more. When a large truck with a full load is traveling at highway speeds night and day and in any weather, they present a potential hazard. When you consider that many trucks are carrying loads that are potentially…

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Truck Accidents

One Dead, One Injured in Texas Truck Crash

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, one person was killed and another was seriously injured in a Texas truck crash involving an 18-wheeler and an aluminum tanker on US Highway 290 just east of FM 2104 in Paige, Texas yesterday morning. The deceased was later identified as 42-year-old Pascual Rueda-Orozco of Houston, who was…

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Truck Accidents

Texas 5-Vehicle Accident

18-Wheeler Triggers Texas 5-Vehicle Accident A terrible crash involving five vehicles Monday morning near Sweetwater left two teenagers dead and their families in mourning. In addition, four others were injured. The teens who were killed were actually on their way to a mission to help Louisiana flood victims. According to the Texas Department of Public…

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Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents, Vehicle Safety

NHTSA Fatigued Truck Driver Report

There is Bad News in the Latest NHTSA Fatigued Truck Driver Report A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fatigued driver report was released last week and it suggested that fatigued truck drivers are creating an even bigger hazard than was previously feared. They report that upward of 100,000 crashes every year are related to…

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Truck Accidents, Vehicle Safety