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New Database Will Improve Oversight of Commercial Driver Records

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Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it would be launching a new national database, known as the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The new database will be aimed at reducing the number of truck-related accidents caused by commercial driver substance abuse and driving violations. While the database’s effectiveness… Read More »

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Commercial Trucks and Rear-end Accidents

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The severity of injuries sustained in a rear-end car accident depends on the momentum created by the force of the collision. The momentum of a vehicle, in turn, depends on the weight of the vehicle or the speed at which it was traveling prior to the collision. For this reason, some of the worst… Read More »

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Unqualified Truck Drivers

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The commercial trucking industry is strictly regulated by both federal and state law. For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) prohibits drivers from working more than a certain amount of hours without a break and require trucking companies to conduct regular maintenance on their vehicles. While these are some of the most… Read More »

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The Most Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Crashes

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In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that 415,000 crashes involving a commercial vehicle occurred that year alone and that in those accidents, as many as 3,852 people tragically lost their lives. These statistics are not only alarming, but reveal that being involved in an accident with a commercial truck is… Read More »

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What are the Main Differences Between Car Crashes and Truck Accidents?

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Any kind of vehicle accident can leave occupants seriously injured or even permanently disabled. However, collisions involving large commercial trucks tend to be particularly deadly. This is partly due to the fact that they are so large, often weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. Trucks also pose an additional danger because they often carry… Read More »

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Secondary Injuries Stem From Semi Accident

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A tractor trailer driver suffered serious physical injuries as a result of an accident earlier this month in which his truck hit a barrier on a Florida interstate highway and fell off an overpass onto the roadway below. However, he has now suffered financial injury as well, having received a ticket for using his… Read More »

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Truck Driver Dies In Pembroke Park

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An accident involving a tractor trailer maneuvering through a freight access area has resulted in the death of the rig’s driver. According to reports, the driver contacted security in the freight area about the accident, in which he struck two other parked trailers. By the time authorities responded to the call, the driver was… Read More »

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Who is Held Liable in a Truck Accident in Florida?

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Just recently, a tractor-trailer driver was cited with careless driving after causing a multi-car crash on Interstate 75 in Western Florida, according to WTSP News. The truck accident occurred on a Tuesday afternoon when the tractor-trailer driver recognized that his rig was breaking down, so he attempted to pull over to the site of… Read More »

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