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Category Archives: Truck Accidents


Hours of Service Rules Amended for Truck Drivers, Opening The Door to Longer Driving Without Breaks & More Truck Accidents

By Douglas & Douglas |

In late May, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a final rule which relaxes the hours of service regulations for commercial motor vehicle (i.e. truck) drivers. These hours of service regulations were originally put in place because the fatigue experienced by truck drivers due to driving too many hours on… Read More »

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Lethal Spike in Deadly Truck Accidents Due to Lack of Collision-Avoidance Technology on Trucks

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Motorists on today’s roads are more vulnerable than ever to being rammed by an 18-wheeler; and it’s only expected to get worse as freight shipments increase every year to meet a growing economy and online shopping-based culture. According to federal data, more than 4,300 individuals died in accidents involving trucks in 2016—an almost 30… Read More »

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As Summer Approaches, Truck Companies Must Take Steps to Keep Everyone Safe on the Road

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Summer is a tricky time when it comes to truck accidents because summer is construction season in many states like Florida, which means that many lane deviations and traffic patterns pop up every day and surprise drivers. It also makes it more difficult for State Patrol officers to do their job because the shoulders… Read More »

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