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  • Trucking Accidents Take Lives

    According to a recent study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2012, 12 percent (3,921) of all the motor vehicle traffic fatalities involved large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds). Of the fatalities that resulted from crashes involving large trucks, 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 18 percent were occupants of large ...
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  • Semi Truck Drivers are required to keep a drivers log when they operate their vehicle at all times

    Semi Truck Drivers are required to keep a drivers log when they operate their vehicle at all times. Some drivers have been known to have multiple logs or destroy logs so they can drive further to make more money. These logs are created to make sure they have the proper amount of rest when operating their vehicle. When the driver loses control of these several thousand pound vehicles, very serious ...
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  • Trucking Accidents become much more frequent during the winter months

    Trucking Accidents become much more frequent during the winter months. There are several possible reasons for the increased potential: icy and snowy road conditions, driver error, driver failure to properly check his equipment, driver fatigue, lack of training and supervision and alcohol and drug violations. If you or a loved one are injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, contact The ...
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  • Commercial Trucking Accidents due to Improper Equipment Check

    Did you know that the Commercial Truck Driver is responsible for making sure his mechanical equipment (brakes, tires, suspension, steering, etc...) is in proper working order and his vehicle is safe to operate? They have to go through a checklist of all operating equipment and making sure it is in proper working guidelines before they can drive the vehicle. Failure to do this can lead into serious ...
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  • Longer Driving Hours for Truckers Maintained

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Tuesday, December 11, that it was issuing an interim final rule that maintains the current 11 hour driving limit. The new rules also require truckers to rest for 10 hours before going back out on the road. But the announcement is only the latest step in a continuing back and forth between the FMCSA and safety groups. Twice the rules have ...
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  • More News About the Hester Trucking Companys Poor Safety Rating

    On April 2, we blogged concerning a trucking company involved in a fatal crash that killed 11 people. Now, an "ongoing" compliance review of the Hester, Inc. trucking company in Alabama by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is underway. That same agency will soon enforce a new rule that electronic onboard recorders be installed in some trucks and buses to monitor the hours that a ...
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  • Faulty Brakes Result in Trucking Accident, Charges against Driver

    The driver of a semi-truck involved in a fatal accident in eastern Kentucky has been charged with reckless homicide by Kentucky State Police, the Appalachian News Express reports. The driver, Arthur Davis, was traveling on U.S. 460, near Pikeville, Ky., when his brakes failed as he approached the "T" intersection of U.S. 460 and Kentucky State Highway 1499. Davis crossed over into the oncoming ...
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  • Trucking Company Involved in Fatal Crash had Poor Safety Rating

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gave Hester Inc. a rating of "deficient" in February, 2010, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. That rating was based on inspections of the company's 30 drivers over the last 30 months. Last Friday, a Hester driver drove his truck across the median of Interstate 65 and collided with a van carrying a group of Mennonites to a wedding in Iowa, ...
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