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Truck Stopping Time: What Do You Need to Know?

Posted on February 26, 2018 in Truck Accidents

The expansive size of 18-wheeler trucks makes the dangers surrounding them greater than they are for normal-sized vehicles. If something goes awry with a truck, more people could be at risk. The drivers, however, are also a contributing factor to this danger. Truck drivers are required to drive a certain distance each day, which means they must often drive while they are exhausted and, therefore, less alert. It is important that all drivers know about the need for proper rest, so everyone can do their best to stay safe. If you have experienced injury or damage involving a truck accident,… read more

How Often Are Commercial Truck Accidents Caused By Brake Failure?

Posted on January 17, 2018 in Brake Failure

Large trucks are notoriously bad at making short stops. Federal law permits big rigs to weigh as much as 80,000 pounds – about 20 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. It takes a lot of stopping power to halt 80,000 pounds, especially if the driver is speeding. Sometimes, brakes may give out due to a defective vehicle part or poor truck maintenance. Get the facts on brake failure-related trucking accidents, and who may be liable for damages. Big Rig Brake Failure Statistics Large commercial trucks use different brake systems than your average car. Passenger vehicles use hydraulic brakes,… read more

Why Are Truck Drivers Falsifying Their Logbooks? What Is Being Done About It?

Posted on December 18, 2017 in Logbook Violations

Year after year the most common violations by truck drivers found during road checks are what are known as hours of service violations. The law sets very strict rules for the hours that truck drivers may spend on duty, hours that may be spent driving, and hours of rest they must take between shifts. These laws protect all of us from the dangers of fatigued truck drivers, who pose a greater risk of causing an accident that can result in catastrophic consequences for all involved. When those requirements are not met, many truck drivers turn to falsifying their logbooks in… read more