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How Much Does a Semi-Truck Weigh?

How much does a semi-truck weigh? The answer is that it depends. There are many weight variations, depending on different things. Here are some weight examples: Semi-tractors weigh up to 25,000 pounds. An 18-wheeler can legally weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. A semi-truck can haul up to 34,000 pounds. How Heavy is a[...]

Date: April 9, 2020 / Truck Accidents
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Can You Sue a Trucking Company After an Accident?

Enormous fear and confusion fill your life after you've been in a crash with a truck. You may be in a hospital bed with broken bones or at home with a concussion, wondering what happens next. And you probably have lots of questions like "what will happen to my family?" and "how will I pay these medical bills?" You may also be [...]

Date: March 16, 2020 / Truck Accidents
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More Bad News on the Health Risks of Truck Driving

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 d[...]

Date: March 25, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Truck Accidents
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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 by[...]

Date: August 7, 2018 / Personal Injury / Safety Tips / Truck Accidents
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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 le[...]

Date: May 30, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Truck Accidents
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Surprise Inspection Raises Concern Over Tractor-Trailer Brake Safety

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 ve[...]

Date: September 7, 2017 / Truck Accidents
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