Trucking Accidents

Tired Truckers Often Cause Truck Accidents

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Overtired truck drivers are one of the major causes of truck accidents on our streets and highways. As truck accident attorneys, Garcia, Artigliere & Medby have handled many truck accident cases in which overtired truckers resulted in truck accidents and big rig crashes. To combat some of the dangers presented by exhausted truck drivers with…

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Stability Control Systems to Be Required on Tractor Trailer Trucks

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In the latest attempt to keep roads safe for motorists, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Agency is currently awaiting approval on a proposed bill to require stability control systems on tractors. Responsible for 304 deaths and 2,738 injuries a year, rollover and loss-of-control crashes caused by unstable tractor trailer trucks are extremely dangerous. They…

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Truck Driver Convicted In Runaway Big-Rig Crash

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Marcos Costa, a big rig truck driver, was convicted on two counts of involuntary manslaughter and bodily injury in Pasadena, California, after a 2009 La Cañada Flintridge runaway big-rig trucking accident. The crash left 58-year-old Angel Posca and his 12-year-old daughter Angelina dead. The truck driver also was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and inflicting great…

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It Will Take A Football Field To Stop A Truck

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If the freeways and highways aren’t dangerous enough, companies like Kraft Foods, Nestle, and MillerCoors, as well as the American Trucking Associations, are trying to make trucks bigger and more threatening to motorists. In 1982 the federal government forced freight haulers to keep their cargo under 80,000 lbs. This made trucks lighter and safer, ensuring…

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