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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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New Rule Requiring Experienced Truck Driving Instructors, Training Upheld By FMCSA

Although there is a national trucker shortage, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will not be reducing truck-driving educator standards to make the training and hiring of new truckers go faster. The FMCSA recently denied requests by two truck-driving schools to exempt driving instructors from needing at least 2 years of experience operating commercial...

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TxDOT Urges Texans To Find A Sober Ride This Holiday Season

A car accident lawyer in Athens, TX, explains what to do if you get hit by a drunk driver in Henderson County during the holidays. 'Tis the season to celebrate the holidays. Unfortunately, this time of year also often signals the start of another holiday trend – car accidents caused by drunk drivers. That's why...

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Top 3 Hours of Service Violations & How They Cause Truck Accidents

HOS violations often contribute to tractor-trailer accidents in Texas and across the U.S. Truck accidents in Henderson County, East Texas, and other parts of the country often occur because truck drivers violate Hours of Service regulations, sometimes referred to by their initials, HOS. So what are HOS regulations? And what are the most common Hours...

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