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What Happens When Trucking Companies Violate Federal Rules

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In the U.S., the commercial trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency within the Department of Transportation. This agency’s oversight encompasses a wide range of topics, including safety standards, driver qualifications, vehicle inspections and maintenance, and hours of service. All of these rules were put in place… Read More »

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The Most Dangerous Roads for Florida Truck Drivers

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Operating a commercial vehicle is always dangerous, as these trucks vastly outweigh other passenger cars, are much more difficult to maneuver, and are often tasked with carrying hazardous cargo. Driving a big rig, however, can become even more dangerous depending on the roads. Unfortunately, Florida roads are notorious for being unreliable, with outdated infrastructure,… Read More »

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Broward Co, FL - Two Dead in Vehicle Wreck on Copans Rd

Broward Co, FL – Two Dead in Vehicle Wreck on Copans Rd

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Broward County, FL (March 22, 2024) – Two people are dead following a semi-truck crash in Pompano Beach. The incident occurred on West Copans Road at around 5:00 p.m. and involved an SUV and a Mack truck. When Pompano Beach Fire Rescue arrived at the crash site, one person was pronounced dead. Paramedics rushed… Read More »

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Brevard Co, FL - Man Dies in Truck Crash on I-95 at MM 184

Brevard Co, FL – Man Dies in Truck Crash on I-95 at MM 184

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Brevard County, FL (March 15, 2024) – A driver was killed in an I-95 collision that occurred late Thursday night near mile marker 184 in Brevard County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities identified the individual as a 64-year-old Cutler Bay, Florida native. At approximately 11:35 p.m., the incident occurred when the northbound… Read More »

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Miami, FL - Semi-Truck Wreck Causes Injuries on I-95 at Miami Gardens

Miami, FL – Semi-Truck Wreck Causes Injuries on I-95 at Miami Gardens

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Miami, FL (February 15, 2024) – An accident on Thursday morning forced traffic to stop on a portion of I-95 and apparently resulted in victim injuries, per officers. The collision occurred in the southbound lanes between Miami Gardens Drive and Ives Dairy Road. Only one left lane was moving as of 7:00 a.m. A… Read More »

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The Role of Proper Vehicle Maintenance in Preventing Truck Accidents

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Proper vehicle maintenance can go a long way towards preventing any type of vehicle accident. Careful inspections, maintenance efforts, and repairs are, however, particularly important for commercial vehicles, which simply experience a lot more wear and tear than the average passenger vehicle. Unfortunately, not all trucking companies use the care they should in inspecting,… Read More »

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Miami, FL - Five Hurt in Semi-Truck Wreck, Fire on FL Trnpke

Miami, FL – Five Hurt in Semi-Truck Wreck, Fire on FL Trnpke

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Miami, FL (February 8, 2024) – During Thursday morning rush hour on Florida’s Turnpike expansion in northwest Miami-Dade, an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer collided with seven other cars, overturned, and caught fire. One person was taken to the hospital, as per the police. Around 8:30 a.m., the collision caused the Turnpike to be temporarily closed in… Read More »

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Miami, FL - Man Hospitalized After FL Trnpke Truck Crash

Miami, FL – Man Hospitalized After FL Trnpke Truck Crash

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Miami, FL (February 7, 2024) – A man was injured in an early morning collision in Miami, per local authorities. The 40-year-old man was driving northbound on the Florida Turnpike when the collision occurred at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Florida State Highway Patrol. According to troopers, the man’s truck hit another… Read More »

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What Qualifies as a Commercial Vehicle?

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Accidents involving commercial vehicles present unique challenges to victims who are attempting to seek compensation for their losses. For instance, the trucking industry isn’t only regulated by state traffic laws, but by specific federal rules that apply only to commercial vehicles and their drivers. Read on to learn more about how a truck’s status… Read More »

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Miami, FL - Man Hospitalized After Truck Collision on 57th Ave

Miami, FL – Man Hospitalized After Truck Collision on 57th Ave

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Miami, FL (January 15, 2024) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue rescued a driver who was pinned in their vehicle following a crash in Miami Lakes. The incident occurred on the southbound lanes of 57th Avenue at Northwest 158th Street on Monday morning. Miami-Dade Police said the incident happened after a car was involved in an… Read More »

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