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Trucking Industry Trying to Avoid Responsibility By Calling for Tort Reform

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The trucking industry is trying to convince the American public through the use of a propaganda campaign, that purports to use polls and research, that it should not be held responsible for trucking accidents. In “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry- 2011,” a report released by The American Transportation Research Institute, tort reform is called…

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Trucking news in Florida

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The Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner announced that the order relaxing trucking restrictions which was supposed to expire on December 31, 2010, has been extended for one week.  This order allows farmers to transport freeze/vulnerable crops.  The extra week will give them time to continue harvesting and transporting the affected crops to facilities before…

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Florida Safety Management Council

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The Florida Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council is made up of safety professionals.  Their #1 goal is to make trucking in Florida as safe as possible by providing public and industry awareness of the importance of trucking safety. All through the year, the FTA provides the communities with programs, which include Share the Road, Driver…

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Truck weigh stations

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Some information for Florida truck drivers - The Florida Department of Transportation announced that it will not build a truck weigh station along U. S. 1 in Flagler County.  The controversial station was going to be built to catch truckers exiting Interstate 95 to take U. S. 1 to avoid paying higher costs for hauling…

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Florida rest stops for truckers and motorists

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Good news for truck drivers and all Florida motorists.  The Florida Department of Transportation operates 53 rest areas along Florida’s interstate highways.  These rest areas provide a comfortable, safe, and secure place for those traveling in Florida to stop and rest.  Most of rest areas are about 45 minutes apart from each other.  They give…

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School bus collision in Jacksonville

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It was reported that a man driving a Toyota crashed into the back of a school bus when it was stopped for student pickup, injuring an adult and two students.  A student getting on the bus was hit by the bus door when the impact occurred. The two students suffered minor injuries and were taken…

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Hiring an experienced truck accident attorney

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If you are involved in a truck accident, do not wait too long to hire an experienced Florida trucking attorney – evidence can disappear from the scene.  The longer you wait, the more your chances of a full recovery diminish.  An experienced trucking attorney will investigate through witness statements, photographs at the scene and protecting…

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18-wheeler statistics

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Florida highways and roads are filled with 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks.  They seem to be everywhere at any given moment.  Did you know that the most deadly type of accident you can be involved in is one with a big-rig, especially those pulling semi-trailers? According to the University of Michigan’s Center for National Truck…

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Truck Accident claims

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An accident involving a semi-truck in Florida can very well turn into a life-threatening experience.  It can render a victim with brain damage, spinal cord damage, paraplegia or death.  The medical expenses and/or future care can be extraordinary. If you or anyone you know are involved in an accident with a big-rig, consult with an…

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