Commercial trucks come in all shapes and sizes. Different types are used to transport different types of products. The common denominators are that every truck driver is required to understand how to operate the type of truck or trailer they operate. This includes obtaining the proper training. A proper understanding also includes properly and regularly…

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It happens time and again on America’s highways: a semi-truck or 18-wheeler starts to slide or skid. When the truck stops, the trailer part of the truck wraps around the tractor/cab. The trailer ends up at a 90-degree angle from the tractor. The driver of the truck likely suffers serious injuries or dies. Any vehicles…

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People often assume that eighteen wheelers are just oversized vehicles sharing the road with them like any other vehicle. They do not stop and consider the dangers involved or the regulations these big trucks are subject to for their safety and the safety of their operators. When the legislation put in place for commercial trucks…

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Once you begin spending a lot of time driving on highways you start to notice certain things, especially if you drive the same stretch of highway frequently. One very noticeable deviation is reckless driving by commercial truck drivers. After a while of observing their dangerous maneuvers you realize that certain trucking carriers have a propensity…

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Cargo spills are a danger to not only the truck driver, but to all vehicles and pedestrians near the truck when the spill occurs. Whether it’s lumber, boxed inventory, liquids, or any type of product – when there’s a spill, drivers near the truck may be struck by the cargo. Drivers who try to veer…

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Amazon has a new program called Amazon Flex that’s similar in design to the rideshare services Uber and Lyft. The Flex program allows drivers who qualify to work as independent contractors to deliver packages to customers – provided the drivers use their own vehicles and trucks. While this business methodology helps people make some extra…

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When you get into an accident with a commercial truck, the most important part of your claim is determining liability: who is responsible for the damage and your injuries, and who can be held liable? Maybe it’s the driver who was speeding, or the company itself, which failed to maintain its fleet. Maybe the liability…

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