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Trucking Is One of the Top 10 Deadliest Jobs in America

When you think of the deadliest jobs in America, trucking is typically not the first thing to come to mind. Your mind may go to mining or oil & gas drilling. But it turns out that transportation – specifically, transport by truck – is significantly more dangerous than most industries. Trucks are not only dangerous…

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Commercial Trucks and Braking Issues

Trucks generally need more time to brake and come to a stop than passenger cars. There are many different reasons why trucks need more time, including the size and weight of the truck, the number of tires, the type of brakes, and other factors. Eighteen-wheelers, semis, tractor-trailers, and other heavy trucks are among some of…

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3 Major Causes of Truck Accidents

If you have been the victim of a truck accident in the greater Chicago area, you may be asking, “What just happened?” These accidents can occur in an instant, without warning, and sometimes they involve one of the largest types of commercial trucks – the semi-truck or 18-wheeler. These massive vehicles, because of their immense…

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Multi-Car Crashes Involving Tractor-Trailers

Multi-car collisions are always scary. They’re especially frightening if a tractor-trailer or semi is involved in the accident. When a tractor-trailer rolls over, cargo spills from the trailer, or the trailer strikes a smaller car, all drivers nearby could be at risk. Some drivers slam their brakes to avoid the tractor-trailer. Other drivers try to…

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Operating a Truck in Reverse Can Be Deadly

Operating a tractor-trailer in reverse is one of the most challenging tasks for a truck driver. With blind spots, the weight of the truck, and often no backup cameras like smaller vehicles have, truck drivers need to be incredibly careful when reversing their rigs. Backup accidents involving tractor-trailers are dangerous, and can even be deadly.…

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Can You Sue the City If You Get Hit by a Garbage Truck?

Although garbage and trash collection trucks generally move more slowly than other vehicles, if you’re involved in an accident with one, you likely won’t come out a winner. The injuries and damages resulting from these encounters can be particularly serious. When determining liability after a garbage truck causes an accident, it mostly depends on who…

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Hours-of-Service Laws For Truck Drivers Suspended During Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the suspension of the Hours-of-Service (HOS) laws for certain truck drivers in the United States by President Donald Trump’s administration. The reason the laws were suspended is understandable; the country relies on the trucking industry to transport goods from manufacturers to retailers. Supermarkets and some retailers are permitted to…

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Does Poor Maintenance Lead to Truck Accidents?

The injuries that drivers and their passengers sustain in truck accidents are often quite serious. While there are many circumstances that can cause a truck driver to get into an accident with other vehicles, poor maintenance and irregular inspections of the vehicles are common causes. When a truck does not get inspected or undergo regular…

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