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Big-rig road information

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At any given moment, the roadways in Florida are filled with big-rigs delivering their cargo across the state or to another state – they are common to all of us.   These trucks can be deadly.  Many drivers do not pay attention to their surroundings; some are on the phone or singing along with the radio.…

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Federal trucking regulations

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Just as a reminder, a trucking company and driver are responsible for making sure the truck driven is in good condition and all parts are working correctly. Federal Trucking Regulation 49 C.F.R. § 396 applies to commercial trucks that carry more than 15 people, transport hazardous cargo and/or weigh more than 10,000 pounds.  In part,…

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Causes of big-rig accidents

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Statistics show that the State of Florida has about 3,000 big-rig accidents each year.  Reasons include driver fatigue, following too closely, speeding, failure to stay in one lane and not paying attention to vehicles on the road.  An accident with a truck this size can lead to serious injury and sometimes death. Other reasons for…

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Tampa woman has an accident with a big rig

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 27-year old woman, driving on northbound Interstate 75 about 1:00 a.m. crashed into a big-rig; she was critically injured.  The woman crashed into the rear of the truck, causing her vehicle to spin into the grass median.   The woman was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. …

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Big-rig dumps lumber on Interstate 95

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According to Florida Highway Patrol, a big-rig hauling lumber flipped on Interstate 95 recently in Jacksonville.   The incident happened during the lunchtime hour, causing a traffic backup for over an hour.   The incident is being investigated to determine why the driver lost control and flipped the big-rig.

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Three-vehicle accidents on State Road 77

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An Enterprise semi-truck driver was involved in a three-vehicle accident in Northwest Florida recently.  The driver, 29-year old man was on the north side of State Road 77 in Bay County early the other morning when a Ford bus, crossed into the lane in front of the semi-truck and abruptly stopped.   The semi could not…

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Semi-truck and train crash in Plant City

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The railroad crossing at Paul Buchman Highway in Hillsborough was the scene of a truck and train collision during nighttime rush-hour traffic.  The train crashed into the center of the semi-truck, which was hauling chicken manure.   The semi-truck driver, suffered chest pains and was taken to a hospital in Zephyrhills.  He said the tracks…

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