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Safety device to monitor truck drivers

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Have you heard about Green Road, a two-inch device with lights that go from green to yellow to red?  It monitors how you are driving and lets you know if you are driving recklessly.  When it first came out, it was marketed as a consumer product; however, commercial trucking companies are now looking into it.…

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Florida’s new truck law

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Effective July, 2010, Florida has a new truck law allowing commercial trucks to carry 8,000 more pounds of cargo.  Trucks can now weigh as much as 88,000 pounds.  The U.S. Department of Transportation did a study that showed adding this much more weight can make a truck more difficult to control. Some are saying that…

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Driver fatigue causes accidents

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Unfortunately, too many truck drivers continue to drive when they are exhausted.  Most trucking companies pay their drivers when he or she makes delivery.  Did you know that 40% of truck accidents are because of driver fatigue?  The Federal government prohibits a driver from driving more than 10 hours but some drivers do not abide…

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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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