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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The sound is definitely a familiar one – the loud and annoying “beeeep beeeep” from large trucks as they shift into reverse. The sound is meant to alert nearby motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists that the driver is about to back up their truck, and everyone in the immediate area should proceed with caution. Truck drivers…

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Commercial trucks require that drivers a commercial driver’s license to drive them. They include rigs, 18-wheelers, and hazardous-waste trucks. Commercial trucks are generally bigger than pickup trucks and box trucks. Accidents involving rigs, 18-wheelers and other large trucks are substantially different the car accidents in many ways. It is important to understand these differences when…

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Even when the weather is good, Mississippi drivers aren’t known for being the safest drivers in the nation. Many drivers cause accidents due to driving while intoxicated or driving when distracted. When the weather gets foggy, too sunny, extra-windy, or even snowy, it pays to drive defensively. One common weather condition that all Mississippi drivers…

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A recent driver shortage across the United States has caused a push to put older teens and young adults – ages 18 to 21 – on the highways as truck and tractor-trailer drivers. Many trucking industry representatives, as well as politicians, believe one way to assuage the issue could be loosening federal regulations around the…

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