Truck Accidents

May 2, 2019

Gwinnett CID Aims to Improve Freight Movement Along I-85

By |May 2nd, 2019|

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 [...]

Apr 30, 2019

28 Semis and Cars Involved in Fiery Collision Outside Denver

By |April 30th, 2019|

Photo Credit: ABC News 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, [...]

Dec 17, 2018

Defective Brakes in Commercial Trucks and Assigning Liability

By |December 17th, 2018|

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. [...]

Nov 27, 2018

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

By |November 27th, 2018|

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 [...]

Oct 11, 2018

The Future of Autonomous Vehicles? Trucking and Freight.

By |October 11th, 2018|

The race to get autonomous vehicles on the road has been heating up over the past several years. Of particular interest is how autonomous vehicles may shape the future of the trucking and freight industry. Truck fleet owners, drivers and industry experts are keeping a close eye on the latest self-driving technologies and are amazed [...]

Sep 4, 2018

Who Is Responsible for a Trucking/Tractor Trailer Accident? 

By |September 4th, 2018|

 When there's been an accident involving a tractor trailer or a heavy truck, there's often multiple theories of liability that can be pursued. The first is against the driver of the tractor trailer or truck, if they did something inappropriately. Perhaps they were driving carelessly or following too closely, or they were driving and [...]

Aug 16, 2018

Negligence on the Part of Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies

By |August 16th, 2018|

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that a typical big rig truck has a weight 20 to 30 times greater than the typical passenger vehicle. A truck of this size and weight, fully loaded, and traveling at a typical, safe highway speed in normal weather conditions requires nearly two football fields to come [...]

Jul 9, 2018

Improving Trucking Safety Using Virtual Reality

By |July 9th, 2018|

Trucking companies are responsible for using various types of safety training to prepare new drivers for the dangers they might experience on the road, as well as update veteran drivers on safety procedures. Training can come in any format—like classroom or computer-based—but some companies like UPS and Linde North America are starting to use virtual [...]

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