A recent exposé from the Boston Globe uncovered a startling amount of information about commercial trucking companies and government oversight – or rather, the lack of government oversight. The article follows a string of truck accidents and tragedies, all of which may have been avoided had these trucking companies been penalized or shut down by…

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Truck driver negligence is a leading reason for many truck accidents. Negligence can include everything from speeding to distracted driving. Another way negligence can occur is because of health concerns that are left unaddressed. The health issues can increase the potential for a truck accident. Because truck driving is such a sedentary activity, truck drivers…

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Truck accidents can be more complex than typical vehicle crashes. The process of determining who is responsible for these accidents and the amount of compensation owed to injured victims is complicated. This is due in part to the seriousness of the injuries – truck accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries – and in part to…

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Driver fatigue is one of the major causes of 18-wheeler crashes in the United States. The federal agency tasked with investigating transportation crashes and their causes is the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The NTSB estimates that about 30 to 40% of commercial truck accidents are due to truck driver fatigue. Anyone who is tired…

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