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Metrolink Train Accident Results In Critical Injuries

Earlier today, a tragic accident involving a truck and a Metrolink train left 28 people injured. Four experienced serious injuries. According to The Los Angeles Times, the driver involved in the accident attempted to evade officers but was later taken into custody. The accident happened as the train was traveling at about 79 mph…. Read More »

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Regulators Urged To Tighten Rules, Prevent Truck Accidents

When it comes to improving road safety, most of us think about car and motorcycle safety rules, but what about trucks? According to official data, people have been impacted by deadly large truck accidents more often than ever. In 2013, 3,964 people died in large truck accidents and truck drivers are not the only… Read More »

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Should Trucks Be Fitted With Crash Avoidance Features?

When it comes to crash avoidance technology, many manufacturers of passenger vehicles are already working on developing a series of features that have been saving the lives of its drivers for some years. Today, a consumer is able to purchase a car that comes with features that will trigger autonomous systems that might even… Read More »

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Unsecured Loads, Overloaded Trucks and Truck Accidents

When truck drivers or other trucking company employees fail to properly secure and/or load trucks, they increase the risk that serious truck accidents will occur and that other motorists on the road will be injured (if not killed). Specifically, unsecured loads and overloaded trucks make it more likely that:  Trucks will rollover if they… Read More »

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Trucking Company Negligence (Part 2)

Continuing from Trucking Company Negligence (Part 1)¸ the following explains some additional common examples of how trucking company negligence can cause serious traffic accidents. Failing to properly train truck drivers – Although commercial truck drivers should have their CDLs before being hired by trucking companies, these companies are generally responsible for training their new drivers on… Read More »

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Trucking Company Negligence (Part 1)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is primarily responsible for establishing and enforcing regulations for commercial truck drivers and the trucking companies that employ them. From establishing the maximum numbers that drivers can work to specifying the regularity with which commercial trucks must be inspected, the FMCSA is dedicated to: Minimizing the number… Read More »

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When Truck Driver Negligence Causes an Accident

Truck accidents are among the most deadly types of motor vehicle accidents that can occur due to the facts that: Trucks typically weight a lot more than other vehicles on the roads. As a result, they can cause a significant amount of damage and life-threatening injuries even when trucks are going at slower speeds…. Read More »

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