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Category: Truck Accidents

What Are the Advantages of a Truck-Only Interstate in Atlanta?

Posted on March 13, 2019 in Truck Accidents

Atlanta is a hub for shipping and transport, with thousands of commercial trucks passing through every day. Interstate 75 sees a heavy amount of semi-truck traffic on any given day, as trucks transport millions of tons of cargo across the state. It is almost impossible for motor vehicle drivers to escape seeing a large truck while driving in Atlanta. Interactions between trucks and other motorists can lead to deadly accidents. In 2015 (the most recent year data is available), 182 accident fatalities involved large trucks in Georgia. Now, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is proposing a way to address… read more

Can Police Randomly Stop Truck Drivers for DoT Violations?

Posted on April 25, 2018 in Truck Accidents

Police have the authority to pull over a truck driver for a routine inspection, even if the driver did not commit a traffic offense or moving violation. The Department of Transportation (DoT) authorizes police to conduct these stops, and it also employs their own inspection officers to patrol for potential violations. Tractor-trailers must meet an enormous number of federal regulations and compliance standards, so they are relatively easy targets for police officers. Seemingly innocuous problems like a missing reflector, outdated vehicle document, rusty or painted rims, or dirty license plate can be enough to justify a ticket for a truck… read more

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