Category: Truck Accidents

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Trucking companies are competing for the best drivers as a shortage of over-the-road interstate truckers in the U.S. persists. In 2018, the industry reached a 20-year peak for tonnage hauled, according to the American Trucking Association. Despite employing 3.5 million truck drivers, they estimate there is a shortage of 50,000 drivers. The pressure of delivering […]

cyclist injury

A January article on the Forbes magazine website highlighted a truck driver in Great Britain who is also a bicycle rider. Contrary to the popular blind-spot argument that is often used when bicyclists are struck by big-rigs, Clive Matthews, the truck driver and bicyclist, asserts that it is a fail-to-look-spot that threatens cyclist safety around […]

Texas Truck Accident Attorney

Truck driver fatigue is a real problem, and one that affects everybody who uses our roads and highways. If a driver is tired behind the wheel, his or her responses will be slowed and decision-making abilities compromised. That can spell real danger when a 40-ton tractor-trailer rig is involved. Making Trucking Safer Transportation industry and […]

Poor Working Conditions for Truckers Affect All Motorists

As motorists, we all share our streets, roadways, and highways with commercial trucks. Truck drivers log billions of miles of driving time every year as they pick up and deliver goods throughout the country. Some of these trucks can weigh as much as 40 tons when their trailers are full. When accidents happen involving these […]

Can Technology Make OTR Trucking Safer?

Over the past decade, technology has made significant inroads in the commercial over-the-road (OTR) trucking industry. Many of the Advanced Safety Technologies (ASTs) that have been developed and adopted by truck manufacturers, through oversight by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), makes these vehicles – and highway traveling for the rest of us – […]

Do You Know the Danger Zones Around Large Trucks?

There is no doubt that driving near an 18-wheeler can be intimidating. Fully loaded tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When a behemoth of that size collides with a passenger car, it usually doesn’t bode well for the car’s occupants. While truck drivers are taught to keep their eyes out for other vehicles […]

Lowering Truck Driver Age Limits Could Prove Dangerous

The years-long debate on easing America’s trucker shortage by allowing interstate 18-wheeler drivers under 21 has accelerated after a pair of Capitol Hill lawmakers introduced a bill in Congress. Known as the DRIVE Act, and sponsored by Congressmen Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) and Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.), trucking Industry leaders applaud the bill. Most also enthusiastically […]

Truck Accident

Talking the talk that the Trump Administration is against regulation, in the late summer of 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) withdrew a well-intended proposal that would have required truck drivers to be tested for sleep apnea. But irony lies in the fact that in getting rid of this particular “stifling regulation” on the trucking […]

Houston Truck Wreck Lawyer

When a surprise commercial vehicle brake inspection was launched by a group of safety advocates earlier this year, the results were not reassuring for motorists. On May 3, 2017, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted 9,524 roadside inspections across the United States and Canada and, as a result, nearly 2,000 vehicles were placed out […]

When a dump truck causes an accident, the results are often tragic. Sedans and compact cars are no match for a huge cargo vehicle, especially when that vehicle is burdened with a heavy load. Severe injuries often result from these incidents, and victims may sustain permanent disability due to serious trauma. What is most frustrating, […]