Truck Accidents Blog

Three Reasons to Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer

Trucking accidents are likely to result in more serious injuries compared to the average car accident. Part of the reason this occurs is due to the sheer size of the vehicle involved. Some semis can weigh up to 40 tons, compared to the average automobile,… Read More

Sleep Apnea Among Truckers Increases Accident Risk

According to a Virginia Tech study, untreated truck driver sleep apnea puts drivers as a much greater risk for being involved in a serious accident. Drowsiness and daytime fatigue, common factors in Truck accidents , are most commonly caused by obstructive… Read More

Fatal Semi-Truck Accident Reported in Belle Glade

Early March 10th, two victims lost their lives after two tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle collided on State Road 80. An additional victim sustained serious injuries in the devastating crash that led to a seven-hour shutdown of an eight-mile stretch… Read More

Changes Proposed to Improve Truck Rear Impact Protection

Approximately 400 deaths occur each year when cars rear-end large trucks. In an effort to reduce deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is focusing on improving rear underride protection, as stated in a notice of proposed rulemaking… Read More

Truck Crashes into Power Lines Killing One, Injuring Another

One person was killed and another was injured after a semi-truck crashed into power lines in Canal Point in western Palm Beach County early Tuesday morning.According to the sheriffs office, the crash occurred just before 4 a.m. at Lakeshore Drive and… Read More

Dangers of Large Trucks

Deaths from crashes involving large trucks on U.S. roads could hit a six-year high when the first figures for 2005 are released this spring, according to the Transportation Department's preliminary estimates. Each year hundreds of thousands of people… Read More

Do's and Dont's of Truck Accidents

Avoid driving in the truck's blind spots. There are blind spots on both sides of large trucks where your car may "disappear" from view and the trucker will not be able to see you. If possible, pass trucks on the left rather than the right, where the blind… Read More

Truck Driver Safety Tips

Due to the sheer size discrepancy between a large commercial truck and the average passenger vehicle, Truck accidents can cause very serious and debilitating injuries and property damage for all those involved. A truck collision can be caused by either… Read More

Truck Facts

Facts about large truck accident s THE HUMAN COST Across the Nation: Deaths and Injuries: In 1999, an estimated 1,027,000 people were involved in 451,000┬álarge Truck accidents . Of those, 5,362 were killed and 142,000 injured; a third suffered… Read More

Congressional Bill Pushes for Allowing 18-Year-Olds to Drive Big Rigs

A new Congressional bill is proposing to allow drivers as young as 18 drive tractor-trailers around the nation.While federal regulations currently require drivers to be at least 21 years old to drive commercial trucks, the new bill would allow connecting… Read More

 

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