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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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