Yearly Archives: 2010

Kissimmee crash

Archives, Trucking Accidents

The Florida Turnpike was the scene of a fire that shut it down.  The fire, shooting flames into the air, happened due to several tractor-trailers involved in a collision.  The truck driver and his passenger were injured and taken to a local hospital – their injuries were not life threatening. Investigators believe the refrigeration unit…

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Florida big rig statistics

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Are you aware that in a given year, Florida drivers are involved in more than 3,000 big rig accidents?  In the United States, there are over 50,000 large truck accidents with about 5,000 of those accidents involving fatalities (see the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website at http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov). In the fatal crashes, 39% were because…

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Driver fatigue causes accidents

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Unfortunately, too many truck drivers continue to drive when they are exhausted.  Most trucking companies pay their drivers when he or she makes delivery.  Did you know that 40% of truck accidents are because of driver fatigue?  The Federal government prohibits a driver from driving more than 10 hours but some drivers do not abide…

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