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Truck driver dies in 3-vehicle accident

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An early morning Saturday accident killed a semi tractor-trailer driver from Lakeland, according to Florida Highway Patrol.  The semi driver was traveling west on SR60; there was also a minivan traveling close by.  Both vehicles were approached by a pick-up truck traveling east. According to FHP reports, the 47-year old semi driver drove into the…

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Big-rig road information

Archives, Trucking Accidents

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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18-wheeler crashes into a truck carrying livestock

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Miami television station WPLG recently reported that an 18-wheeler crashed into a truck full of livestock that was overturned on U. S. Highway 27 killing the 64-year old driver.  Florida Highway Patrol learned that the truck driver pulling a livestock trailer jackknifed after losing control.  The animals and truck parts were scattered all over the…

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One person and 100 farm animals dead

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Those traveling in Palm Beach County recently were probably aware of an overturned livestock trailer hit by an 18-wheeler – killing the big rig truck driver and 100 various types of farm animals.   According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the livestock trailer lost control of his vehicle close to midnight on U.S.…

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An overloaded truck can cause a severe accident

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Something for all commercial truck drivers to remember - A commercial truck carrying a heavy load can be dangerous on the road.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, did a study on overloaded vehicles.  They concluded that heavy trucks could pose a danger to other drivers –…

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