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Truck driver fatigue

Archives, Trucking Accidents

An 18-wheeler can cause a lot of damage and injury if it crashes into a passenger vehicle.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s statistics show that more than 20,000 people are injured in big rig accidents each year. One of the main reasons for big rig accidents is driver fatigue and drowsiness.  It is easy…

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Bad economy and trucking accidents

Archives, Trucking Accidents

I read recently that some experts believe that the poor economy may lead to more trucking accidents.  Statistics show that about 100 people die each week from a trucking accident, while hundreds sustain serious brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other life-altering injuries. During the holidays, there seems to be more drivers on the roads…

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Commercial trucks and drugs/alcohol

Archives, Trucking Accidents

All truck companies must test their drivers for drugs and/or alcohol before allowing them to take to the road.  They also must investigate to see if their drivers ever had a drug or alcohol problem in the past.  It is unfortunate that some companies do not perform the appropriate background checks.  As a result, unsafe…

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Unsafe commercial trucks

Archives, Trucking Accidents

The Collier County Sheriff’s department is cracking down on unsafe commercial trucks in the southern part of Florida.  The Sheriff is warning motorists to use caution when driving near a commercial truck.  A semi truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when it is fully loaded.  That is about 20 times the weight of…

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