Carrier Safety: Are Trucking Companies Doing Enough?

The issue of commercial truck safety is an important one. In fact, we have an entire national organization devoted to it – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or the FMCSA. The FMCSA hands down safety regulations to commercial truck companies, which all carriers and drivers must follow or risk penalties for non-compliance. How do…

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What You Should Know about Parking Lot Accidents

Parking lots and parking garages can have hundreds of visitors a day. With so many drivers pulling in and out of spots, circling around looking for spots, and trying to enter and exit the lots, there is always a risk of a collision. According to the National Safety Council, the highest number of parking lot-related…

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Ford F-Series Pickups Have the Greatest Number of Fatal Crashes

For years, the maxim “bigger is better” has applied to larger vehicles. Trucks, minivans, SUVs and crossovers are long believed to be the safest vehicles on the roads. Their larger frames and reinforced bodies should protect drivers and passengers in a crash, and may drivers feel safer because they are higher up, which they believe…

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Where Is the Oversight for Commercial Trucking Companies?

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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How a Truck Driver’s Health Issues Can Lead to a Truck Accident

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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Liability for Virginia Trucking Accidents

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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The Serious Dangers Posed by Drowsy Truck Drivers

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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