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Most of us driving down the highway or even surface streets are abundantly familiar with the risks associated with sharing the road with semi-trucks. You can predict all of the potential safety hazards that you might encounter while passing or driving behind one. None of these thoughts are particularly pleasant but if you’re aware of…

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It’s predictable that trucking accidents will happen. You just never think you’ll be involved in one. However, recently there have been numerous truck accidents on the roadways across Georgia. Truck accidents are unpredictable and can leave a path of destruction in their wake. Victims involved can experience everything from minor injuries to death depending upon…

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On March 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) lifted hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial vehicles carrying certain emergency supplies, including fuel, medical equipment and food. “These exemptions will remain in effect until the termination of the emergency or April 12, whichever comes first,” Transport Topics reports. Drivers must also take a minimum of…

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With so many vehicles on the roadways, collisions have just become an inconvenient part of life. Sometimes you’re fortunate to get away without a scratch except for your paint job. Others are not so simple, causing tragic injuries and death. Collisions are hard enough to deal with when you know who the at-fault driver is,…

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Thousands of individuals die each year in accidents involving semi-trucks. In 2017, nearly 4,700 large trucks were involved in roadway crashes that included the loss of human life, according to data compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Overall, in the same year 56,422 large trucks were involved in crashes that resulted in physical…

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News that Tesla was going to begin producing versions of a semi-truck was released in 2017. Production dates have been pushed back a couple of times, but if they can pull it off, will it make the roadways safer? Production of the electric truck has now been slated for late 2020, but if it hits…

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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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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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