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Trucker dies in North Florida

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Recently a trucker pulled off Interstate 95 near the St. Johns County line to check a problem with his tractor-trailer.  He was attempting to get back onto I-95 when he was hit from behind by another semi pulling onto the highway.  Florida Highway Patrols reports that the first truck pulled in front of the second…

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Truck accident responsibility

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents happen every day in Florida.  Having an accident with an 18-wheeler can cause serious injury and sometimes death.  A passenger vehicle has little chance of survival against a fully loaded 18-wheeler.   Under Federal Law, Title 49, Chapter III, “the liability of the trucking company is statutory in addition to general common law”. …

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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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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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