Semi-Trucks Are Dangerous When They’re Turning
When a semi-truck is making any type of turn, you may quickly realize that they need more room than passenger vehicles. The reason for this is because semi-trucks are large and take up a lot of space. Therefore, before they can make a turn, they must make sure that they are not in anyone else’s…Read More
Why Is a Truck’s Black Box Important After an Accident?
The aftermath of a truck accident can be catastrophic, causing property damage, grave injuries, and loss of life. To investigate the cause and assign responsibility, investigators, insurance companies, and lawyers have access to a range of tools and technologies. One such vital tool is the black box, which is commonly installed in commercial trucks and…Read More
Bad Brakes Can Cause Truck Accidents
Sharing the road with these big rigs can be a frightening experience. The size and sound of an 18-wheeler approaching on its own is overwhelming. But what if you knew that the truck next to you had bad brakes? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) did its first truck crash causation study in the…Read More
Are Autonomous Trucks Safe?
Commercial truck drivers have a difficult job. They drive long hours and live a lot of their life on the road as they work to get products and packages from one end of the country to the other. It is no surprise, then, that companies are making a push to create autonomous trucks. While certain…Read More
What Are Truck Underride Accidents?
Truck underride accidents occur when a car slides under the rear, side, or front of a truck. Just look at any 18-wheeler or any large truck and you’ll immediately see that the tires are much larger than the tires on a car. This means that the floor of the truck will be higher off the…Read More
What Makes Garbage Trucks So Dangerous?
Sanitation services can be a thankless job, especially in the heat of the Delta in the summer. It is the backbone of society and a necessary occupation to keep things running, but it is notorious for, well, the sanitation. Working as a garbage truck driver can be potentially dangerous as well. The vehicles are usually…Read More
Truck Drivers Use Dangerous Measures to Keep Awake
While those on the outside of the profession may think truck driving is an easy way to make money, those who actually do it know the truth. It is a grueling and intense job, with long hours, heavy lifting, and more isolation than people should have. It is a necessary and essential job, but as…Read More
Common Causes of Truck Accidents Resulting from Negligence
On May 22, 2021, a truck driver was killed in a crash on Interstate 22 in Mississippi. According to police reports, a Freightliner traveling eastbound on Interstate 22 collided with the rear of a 2006 Freightliner that was also headed in the same direction. The victim was 61-year-old Leander Webb, a Mississippian who was pronounced…Read More
Experienced Truck Drivers May Be Eligible for a $14,000 Per Week Salary
Yes. You read the headline correctly. The trucking industry is desperate for new truckers. The pandemic forced many truckers to leave the industry due to health concerns and the lack of demand for as many products as before the pandemic. The possibility that autonomous trucks may take over many truck routes is also scaring away…Read More
Most Common Causes of Fatal & Catastrophic Truck Injuries
Truck accidents are some of the most dangerous and deadly accidents you will see in Mississippi. An average commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and when you compare this to a 3,000-pound passenger vehicle, it is easy to see the danger. It has been found that 14 percent of fatalities were in the…Read More