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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If a driver or pedestrian is hurt by a commercial truck, they may need to consult with an 18 wheeler accident lawyer in Houston to get the help they need. Large trucks can do some incredible damage to other cars, and if they are carrying hazardous materials, a crash can put many people nearby at […]

Truck injury lawyers exist to hold commercial freight organizations accountable for driver error and/or commercial vehicle malfunction.  While experienced drivers of 18-wheelers make it a point to put safety first and to check their vehicles before taking off, less experienced or negligent drivers may cut corners when it comes to following both the letter and […]