Trucking Accidents

18 wheeler

Because semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are large, heavy, and require special skill to operate, any level of impairment can result in disaster. Given that alcohol and drug abuse are a major cause of truck accidents, it’s no wonder the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created a nationwide database…

Semi Truck Travelling On Interstate Highway

Truck accidents are all too common in Texas and throughout the country, as semi-truck statistics readily demonstrate. If you were injured in a truck accident in El Paso or elsewhere in Texas that was not your fault, you could be entitled to financial compensation. The Numbers Tell a Story You…

In recent years, state-of-the-art technology has enabled companies to begin seriously considering the use of self-driving systems for commercial vehicles in the transportation and shipping industries. Silicon Valley-based Plus.ai is among those laying the groundwork to make autonomous commercial trucking a reality. Recently, Plus released a voluntary safety self-assessment of…

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To reduce injuries and deaths, a safety group has renewed calls for the federal government to impose a 65 mph speed limit on large trucks. Road Safe America, an Atlanta, Georgia-based nonprofit, urged people on Facebook to contact members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to push…

truck accident

Truck crashes are killing more people — despite stricter inspections and more emphasis on safety. The Denver Post reported that the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks in the United States increased by 42 percent from 2009-2017, citing information from the National Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly 4,800 people were killed…

Motion truck

It’s bad enough that speeding among passenger-vehicle drivers causes devastating traffic accidents in El Paso. With large commercial trucks, there is a major contrast in size and weight. Large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with fully-loaded trailers. Trucks with twin-tandem trailers can weigh up to 34,000 pounds. According…