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100 deadliest highways for truckers

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Truckers beware.  The following is must-read for you.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently put together a list of the 100 deadliest highways in America.  Florida’s Interstate-95 was at the top.   The report covered a four-year period ending in 2008.  It states that there were over 650 fatal accidents on Interstate-95 during that timeframe.…

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Safety device to monitor truck drivers

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Have you heard about Green Road, a two-inch device with lights that go from green to yellow to red?  It monitors how you are driving and lets you know if you are driving recklessly.  When it first came out, it was marketed as a consumer product; however, commercial trucking companies are now looking into it.…

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Florida trucking regulations

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As a reminder, Florida trucking regulations govern commercial trucks; they ensure the safety of our Florida roads.  Most drivers follow these regulations, but some do not.  When this happens, accidents occur. A few simple rules to follow - Drivers are allowed on the roads from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset.  Trucks…

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Speeding Florida trucks

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Something to remember - Being involved with a semi-truck on a Florida roadway can be a very serious accident.  However, being hit by a speeding semi-truck is not only dangerous, it can also result in serious injuries, such as spinal cord, head or back injuries and it can result in death. If you are involved…

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Tractor-trailer statistics

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Did you know that there are over 3,000 tractor-trailer accidents every year in Florida?  Many are because of driver negligence or fatigue.  Some are simply because of reckless driving, which includes speeding, failure to yield right of way, weaving in and out of lanes and just not paying attention. Because of the huge size of…

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Tallahassee big-rig accident

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 27-year old woman, was weaving in and out of the northbound lanes while driving the wrong way on US 27 late the other night.  A semi-truck driver, spotted the weaving car and swerved to avoid a head-on collision.  Unfortunately, they ended up side-swiping each other and both vehicles stopped…

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Fatal semi accident in Jacksonville

A Saturday morning in Jacksonville ended badly for a semi-truck driver and his passenger.  The truck driver and his passenger, were traveling on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10.  The road was wet.  The truck driver was changing lanes when his truck started slipping.  The semi turned over on the median, killing his passenger. The accident is…

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