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Will New Rules for Trucking Companies Make Georgia’s Roads Safer?

Commercial trucks are necessary for our day-to-day lives. They deliver important goods across the country with drivers working long hours. When those drivers find themselves involved in an accident caused by poor working conditions or improperly maintained vehicles, things can get complicated. No one involved in that accident deserves to be there, and it is…

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Federal Commercial Truck Safety Guidelines Finally Get Updates

This past June, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee introduced a bipartisan bill to invest $78 billion in transportation infrastructure over the next five years. Among many other provisions, the bill includes sweeping changes to commercial truck safety standards – and none too soon. One of the main provisions would make automatic emergency braking systems mandatory…

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Rental Trucks and Trailers – Accidents Waiting to Happen

Rental truck companies (like U-Haul, Budget, Penske, or Enterprise) provide easy access to moving trucks and vans for people who are moving to a new home or apartment, or just need to move a bunch of stuff at one time. Big-box home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s provide hourly vehicle rentals to transport…

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Chaining Truck Tires May Be Required for Georgia’s Winters

It’s no secret that wintertime in Georgia can bring snowy and icy roads, making driving dangerous, particularly in north Georgia. Some drivers have learned the tricks of maneuvering around in winter weather by putting snow tires on their vehicle or even by putting cement bags in the trunk to weigh the car down to guard…

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All Commercial Trucks Are Not Created Equal

How many times have you driven past an accident between a smaller vehicle and a larger vehicle and thought about whether you would be better protected if you were driving something bigger? It’s a common thought when you start to look around and notice how many vehicles on the road — from pickup trucks to…

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The Unexpected Way Semi Trucks Contribute to Vehicle Accidents

You have probably noticed those little pull-offs on the side of the highway that look like minimalist rest stops specifically for truck drivers. Sometimes there might be a patrol car parked but you rarely see any activity happening. These stops are called weigh stations and they serve a very important purpose, not just for trucks…

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Flying Cargo from Truck Spills Can Cause Injuries

How many times have you been driving down the road behind a commercial truck and gotten a sudden chill up your spine just thinking about what could happen if they spilled their load? It is a reality for many vehicles traveling alongside these behemoths delivering goods and raw materials all over the country. Many of…

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