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When Semi Trucks Cause Hit and Run Accidents

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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Common Causes of Semi-truck Accidents

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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Is Tesla’s Semi a Safer Alternative to Other Trucks?

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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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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