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An El Paso Attorney Discusses Driver Reliance on Truck Safety Technology

El Paso road users have been waiting long enough for the trucking industry to improve the safety of its large commercial vehicles. It’s a slow progression, but the industry is finally coming around, according to Trucks.com.   Many of today’s trucks come equipped with:   Lane-departure warning systems: Using sensors to monitor lane markings, this feature warns drivers of unintentional...

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How Truck Accident Reconstruction Can Help Your Claim: An El Paso Attorney Discusses

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are very different than those involving passenger vehicles. With a fully loaded trailer, large trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. Even when the brakes are properly maintained, they can take 25 to 65 percent longer to stop. As a result, the amount of damage a single truck accident...

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Speeding Truck Drivers, A Serious Danger On El Paso Roads

We all know that truck drivers have a stressful job. Trucking companies often put a lot of pressure on their drivers to deliver consumer goods as quickly as possible. However, that doesn’t change the reality that these massive vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and if a single crash occurs, it can be devastating to all road...

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Big Rigs Rolling Out New Stopping Technology

Many car safety features that were once expensive upgrades are now standard and affordable, including forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking. Research has shown that these features reduce crashes in passenger vehicles. The technology also exists for commercial trucks, but adoption is much less widespread. As of 2015, only 15 percent of heavy trucks were outfitted with these safety...

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Big Rigs Roll Out New Stopping Technology

Collision mitigation technology offers great promise to save lives on the roadways of Texas. It’s developing quickly, at least as far as passenger cars are concerned. But will trucking companies be as swift to embrace the new safety equipment? How technology can prevent truck collisions Ron Kremer, a writer with the National Safety Council, recently...

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El Paso Trucking Industry Struggles to Fill Driver Shortage

In Texas and across the nation, the trucking industry faces an ongoing problem of employee turnover. The lifestyle and conditions of truck driving makes it difficult to retain employees for extended periods of time. In addition, truck driving is a dangerous job. ABC News reports on data from the United States Department of Labor, which...

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Federal Regulations Can Reduce Wrong-Way Accidents in El Paso

Wrong-way driving may not be as frequent an occurrence as other roadway hazards, but when it does occur, the damage can be devastating. The National Transportation Safety Board reports that wrong-way collisions account for just three percent of all accidents on the high-speed divided highways of the United States. They are, however, more likely to...

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Texas Trucking Accident Risks Increase with Deregulation

Texas motorists will likely face an increased risk of tractor-trailer accidents, after a series of moves in Washington to sideline rules aimed at improving the safety of truck and train transport. USAToday is reporting the Trump Administration is moving to roll back regulations across the government, including rules aimed at speeding truckers. Truck Safety Rules...

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