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Broker and Shipper Liability in Truck Accidents

A broker, or third-party logistics provider (3PL), is a company that offers logistics services around shipping operations. A 3PL may provide a single service or an entire bundle of services involving supply chain management. This means the 3PL company may not actually haul loads of cargo itself, but instead contract with motor carriers to have…

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Who Is Liable in a Moving Truck Accident?

If you have ever rented a U-Haul to move, you know how stressful it can be. The truck is bigger and boxier than your car, and the sightlines and blind spots are different. Other drivers may try to speed up to pass you, or you can find yourself stuck on a narrow road, hoping you…

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The Vital Importance of Rear Underride Guards for Reducing Accident Injury Risks

Every day in the U.S., millions of passenger cars, SUVs, motorcycles, and semi-trucks occupy the highways and roadways, often without incident. However, accidents occur, and sometimes these accidents have tragic results. The disparity in size and weight between different vehicles – for instance, semi-trucks and passenger cars – can lead to some serious outcomes and…

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Proving a Truck Driver Caused an Accident

When a truck driver causes an accident, that driver may refuse to take the blame for the events that transpired causing frustration for other drivers that may have been involved. The truck driver could attempt to put the blame on one of the other drivers who were on the road at the time or might…

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Gwinnett CID Aims to Improve Freight Movement Along I-85

Working or living outside the Atlanta perimeter (“OTP”) can be a huge traffic nightmare for those of us who travel along its congested roadways. However, a new study is in the works that could relieve some of this traffic and air pollution in the future. The Gateway85 Gwinnett Community Improvement District, or CID, works to…

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28 Semis and Cars Involved in Fiery Collision Outside Denver

On Friday, April 26, four tractor-trailers and 24 passenger cars were involved in a collision on I-70 in Lakewood, Colorado. The multi-vehicle collision left six injured, including a fire fighter, four people dead, and caused damage to the road and to the Denver West Parkway bridge. At this time, the crash is still being investigated,…

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Defective Brakes in Commercial Trucks and Assigning Liability

A common reason for commercial truck crashes is equipment failure, with brake failure standing apart as the leading cause of mechanically related truck accidents. The Large Truck Causation Study (LTCCS), issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), included data collected on fatal commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes over a period of several years.…

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Four Tractor-Trailers Have Crashed on I-285 in DeKalb County

At least eight vehicles – four of them tractor-trailers – are involved in a DeKalb County crash that has shut down all lanes of I-285 North. AJC.com reports “the [WSB-TV 2] Traffic Center helicopter saw someone being extricated from a vehicle and put onto a stretcher.” According to WSB’s latest update, “NewsChopper 2 over the…

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