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Lack Of Parking For Big Rigs Can Have Deadly Consequences

There are many causes of truck accidents on the nation's highways. These include drivers who speed, cargo that is improperly loaded, and commercial trucks put into service despite needing maintenance or repairs. But there's another cause that doesn't get as much attention. A shortage of parking spaces for semi-trucks is creating a hidden danger for...

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FMCSA Seeks Input on Carrier Safety Rules For Commercial Trucks

Truck accidents caused by unsafe truck drivers are a growing concern. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently seeking input on the best way to determine if commercial trucks are safe to operate on our nation’s roads as part of a wide-ranging effort to reduce the number of truck accidents. “The Agency’s current...

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Failure to Hire Qualified Drivers Causes Truck Accidents

Under the law, trucking companies in Texas and throughout the U.S. are required to thoroughly screen and vet new drivers before hiring them. But sometimes - often for profit-driven reasons - this critical step is skipped or glossed over, and companies negligently hire unqualified truckers. What Texas trucking companies should know before hiring When someone...

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Proposed Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Systems May Reduce Rear-End Truck Accidents

Could the federal rule change save lives in Texas? Rear-end accidents are among the most severe and deadly wrecks a person can get into with a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or another type of large commercial vehicle. That's one reason why federal regulators are moving toward requiring safety measures to reduce rear-end truck accidents. In June, the...

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Over 750 Trucks Taken Off the Road for Dangerous Brake Issues

Unannounced inspections catch hundreds of poorly maintained vehicles. The idea of a fully-loaded 80,000-pound 18-wheeler screaming down the highway without functioning brakes is terrifying. Unfortunately, it's also far too common. On April 19, 2023, inspectors from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted their unannounced Brake Safety Day, in which they inspected nearly 7,000 vehicles...

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Distracted Drivers Still a Major Problem on Texas Roads

Distracted driving the focus of TxDOT campaign Distracted driving accidents in Texas remain a serious problem and are a common cause of serious car accidents statewide, according to a recent Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) traffic safety study. "Research shows that regardless of whether you use a voice-to-text program, hands-free device or a handheld one,...

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Understanding the Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury After a Car Accident

Brain Injury Awareness Month is observed in March. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious condition that can have life-altering consequences. TBIs include concussions, skull punctures, and brain hemorrhage. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in the United States, with...

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Preventing Truck Accidents: Drug Testing Truckers is Critical

Impaired truckers put everyone on the road at risk of severe injury and death. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rejected a petition from the Trucking Alliance to recognize hair samples as a method for drug testing truckers. FMCSA stated that it lacks the authority to do so as current federal regulations require...

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