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Truck driver dies in 3-vehicle accident

Archives, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

An early morning Saturday accident killed a semi tractor-trailer driver from Lakeland, according to Florida Highway Patrol.  The semi driver was traveling west on SR60; there was also a minivan traveling close by.  Both vehicles were approached by a pick-up truck traveling east. According to FHP reports, the 47-year old semi driver drove into the…

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Tractor-trailer in accident with bus

Archives, Trucking Accidents

A Miami-Date transit bus was making a stop in Hialeah when a semi-tractor trailer hit it from behind, injuring eight people. The eight people were taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries; the bus only sustained minor injuries as well. Hialeah police are investigating to determine why the semi bumped the bus.

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Florida Truck Accident Investigations

Archives, Trucking Accidents

An accident with a commercial truck is most likely to result in a serious injury or even death – the consequences can be catastrophic for the individuals in a car.  That is why it is critical to preserve any evidence found at the scene - The trucking company may remove the truck and transport it…

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Big-rig overturns in Jacksonville

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Traffic was at a standstill on Interstate 10 in Jacksonville the other afternoon for almost three hours - the westbound lanes were closed.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer crashed into a concrete barrier, a light pole, and then overturned. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital where he was listed in…

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Florida Trucking Association

Archives, Trucking Accidents

The mission of the Florida Trucking Association is to “serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry while promoting highway and driver safety and a healthy business environment.”  In addition, their vision is “to be the dynamic advocate and resource for Florida’s trucking and transportation industry.” Their values include to present a positive influence…

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Florida Safety Management Council

Archives, Trucking Accidents

The Florida Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council is made up of safety professionals.  Their #1 goal is to make trucking in Florida as safe as possible by providing public and industry awareness of the importance of trucking safety. All through the year, the FTA provides the communities with programs, which include Share the Road, Driver…

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