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Jun 15, 2017

Dangers of Oil and Gas Trucks on the Tennessee Highways

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As our country continuously seeks to meet our substantial energy needs, oil and gas companies constantly extract oil from the ground. Activities such as drilling and fracking require the use of numerous trucks to haul oil from the drilling site to the refinery. These companies then use large tanker trucks to transport gasoline to stations [...]

Sep 8, 2016

Newly Released Truck Crash Data from FMCSA

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the federal agency in charge of large truck and bus safety in the United States. Each year, the FMCSA compiles a report of statistics called Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts. The 2014 edition includes excel spread sheets containing data on all of the truck and bus [...]

Mar 3, 2016

Inadequate Training and Experience Can Lead to Trucking Accidents

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Large, commercial trucks can weigh several tons, and as the largest vehicles on the roadways, truck drivers owe a duty of care to operate these trucks in a safe manner. In order to be able to drive a commercial truck, an individual must go through training and a period of supervision before they can get [...]

Feb 3, 2016

The Life Saving Potential of Truck Crash Avoidance Technology

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The drivers of large commercial trucks owe a duty of care, as does every driver, to exercise caution when they are driving those massive trucks and to operate their vehicle in such a way that does not endanger the lives of those with others on the roadways. But truck accidents happen, and when they involve [...]

Jan 13, 2016

Preventing Dangerous and Deadly Underride Truck Accidents

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A passenger vehicle is driving along the highway when suddenly, up ahead traffic begins to slow down and they must apply their brakes quickly. Then the car behind them crashes into their back bumper forcing them to crash into the large commercial truck in front of them causing a catastrophic crash. There were fatalities in [...]

Dec 3, 2015

Wrongful Death Lawsuits after a Truck Accident in Tennessee

By |Dec 3, 2015|Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

If your loved one was involved in an accident with a large, commercial truck and they were in a passenger vehicle, it is unlikely that they ever stood a chance against such a massive vehicle. Facing the unexpected death of a loved one is never easy, but knowing that they died due to the negligence [...]

Nov 16, 2015

When Faulty Equipment Leads to Truck Accidents

By |Nov 16, 2015|Blog, Truck Accidents|0 Comments

As the driver of a passenger vehicle, do you ever shudder just a little bit when a big, commercial truck whizzes past you on the highway? You can feel the sheer power of that massive machine and you don't even want to contemplate what it might feel like to get into an accident with a [...]

Oct 6, 2015

Runaway Wheels and Other Tire Defects

By |Oct 6, 2015|Blog, Truck Accidents|0 Comments

We tend to take our vehicle’s tires for granted, and you might not even think about them until it comes time to change a flat or replace them when they become worn. On a large commercial truck, however, tires are a critical safety component, and they must be inspected at regular intervals to make sure [...]

Jul 20, 2015

Might Driverless Trucks Be the Answer to Safer Highways?

By |Jul 20, 2015|Blog, Truck Accidents|0 Comments

The state of Nevada has just approved driverless trucks for highways. Daimler has released their Freightliner Inspiration driverless trucks that can travel the highways without a driver. Using scanners, sensors and radar to sense its position relative to other cars and trucks on the road, these driverless trucks will be cruising Nevada's highways with a [...]

Jul 13, 2015

Accidents Involving Garbage Trucks Happen More than You Think

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If you live in a city and leave your house early in the morning you are likely to encounter a big, slow moving garbage truck on its rounds. Sometimes it might seem as if the garbage truck driver has little regard for how much of a hurry you are in, or the fact that they [...]

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