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Apr 4, 2018

What Happens When a Truck Jackknifes?

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Jackknife accidents with 18-wheelers are among the deadliest and the most frightening types of crashes. Trucks that jackknife may roll over. Oftentimes, the truck sprawl causes multi-vehicle accidents as cars do their best to avoid the truck or the cargo the truck spills on the roads. Some unlucky truck drivers crash into the cab or [...]

Mar 7, 2018

What is Truck “Platooning”?

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Trucking companies are constantly exploring options to make their industry safer, increase freight efficiency, and reduce fuel consumption. One of these options, although not fully autonomous, takes a step toward clearing a path for autonomous vehicles in the trucking industry. It's called “platooning,” and it has its supporters and detractors. Platooning at a glance Think [...]

Feb 8, 2018

Do You Really Need a “Truck Accident” Attorney if You Collide with a Truck?

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In a word, yes. Collisions with commercial trucks lead to some of the most complex legal claims there are. Even when it seems open-and-shut to you, the chances are good that the trucking company will put up a fight. So, if you want a fair shot at a just compensation package, you’re going to want [...]

Sep 27, 2017

Determining Trucking Company Negligence

By |Sep 27, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Trucking accidents cause serious injuries and fatalities on the Tennessee roadways. While the operators of these vehicles are often blamed for the crashes they cause, trucking companies often have some responsibility as well. This especially applies to instances where negligent hiring practices or improper vehicle maintenance led to the crash. When victims of these truck [...]

Jul 12, 2017

Load Shift Accidents in Trucks Pose Serious Dangers

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Thousands of trucks move millions of pounds of goods across the country each day. While this cargo is necessary, it can also be dangerous or deadly, if not secured properly. Unsecured cargo can fall off trucks or suddenly shift, causing the truck to rollover or jackknife. When loading their vehicle, drivers must take care and [...]

Jun 15, 2017

Dangers of Oil and Gas Trucks on the Tennessee Highways

By |Jun 15, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

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

By |Sep 8, 2016|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

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

By |Mar 3, 2016|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

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

By |Feb 3, 2016|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

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

By |Jan 13, 2016|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

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 [...]

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