How Is Broker / Shipper Liability Handled in Truck Accidents?

Broker Shipper Liability Truck Accidents

When it comes to truck accidents, victims often hold truck drivers or trucking companies liable for their injuries. While these two parties should be held to account for their roles in truck accidents, there are other parties that can be held liable for a victim’s injuries. Brokers and shippers in particular are two parties whose…

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The FMCSA Has Proposed New Rules to Make Trucking Safer

FMCSA New Trucking Rules

Many people are preparing themselves to reach new goals in the new year – including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The organization plans to recommend several new rules that revolve around the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs), automatic emergency braking systems (AEBs), and roadside truck inspections. These new rules are all designed…

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Hazmat Violations Plaguing the Trucking Industry

Hazmat Violations Truck Maryland

What if, when driving alongside a commercial truck, you had to worry not only about the possibility of a fatal truck accident, but also being exposed to hazardous materials in the midst of the accident? Unfortunately, that is the reality many motorists find themselves in due to the notorious hazmat violations that have been broken…

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Proposed Changes to Vision Standards for Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a report from its medical review board concerning its plans about the federal driver vision standards. The agency plans to tighten federal driver vision standards for drivers with vision loss in one eye, while finding ways to simplify the process for qualified drivers. The agency first expressed…

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What Is the FMCSA Hours-of-Service Waiver?

FMCSA Hours-of-Service Waiver

Many dangers can stem from a truck driver’s fatigue. When a truck driver is tired, his or her vision, reaction time, and judgment are extremely impaired. Fatal trucking accidents can occur due to fatigue, such as rollovers or sideswipes. To prevent fatigue from happening to truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established…

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How Safe Are Rental Trucks and Trailers on the Road?

Rental Trucks and Trailer Safety

Rental truck and trailer companies give consumers easy and convenient access to box trucks and vans for the purpose of moving things from one place to another. Companies like U-Haul, Enterprise, Budget, Penske, and even Home Depot offer rentals by the hour or by the day to transport materials and personal property across town or…

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Commercial Trucks and Blind Spot Accidents

Truck blind spot accident

Tractor-trailers and commercial trucks are massive machines on wheels. Due to their size, it is impossible for drivers to see every area around their truck, like drivers of passenger vehicles are able to do. These areas are called “blind spots,” and are very dangerous for smaller automobiles. Although drivers of passenger cars should understand how…

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Trucks, Left-Hand Turns, and Why They Should Be Avoided

Trucks Left Hand Turn Accidents

You may have not noticed before that UPS delivery trucks almost never turn left. See if you do next time you are out and driving around. It is not that UPS trucks are unable to turn left, and it is not a mandate, but there is a scientific and data-driven method behind the “no left…

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Are Teens Old Enough to Be Long-Haul Truckers?

Teen Long Haul Truckers

If you are the parent of a teen, it might be hair-raising to think about them getting behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer and hauling heavy cargo across state lines. However, this is the goal of a proposed pilot program by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as well as a growing bipartisan group…

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Sleep Apnea and Commercial Truck Drivers

Sleep Apnea Truck Accidents

A new study reveals that almost half of all commercial truck drivers may be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can cause drowsiness and fatigue behind the wheel. This study is of note because up until now, experts believed that this number was much lower; more in the range of seven to…

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