How to Prove Distracted Driving After a Trucking Accident

When hit by a distracted driver, proof of distracted driving can be established through a police report, analysis of the accident scene, eyewitnesses, and cell phone records. Establishing Proof of Distracted Driving In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 3,166 deaths caused by distracted drivers. Distracted driving behaviors are

Are Truckers Pushing too Hard During the Pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant rise in essential delivery services across the country, putting more trucks on the road and pushing drivers past safe driving limits. COVID-19 Causes Relaxed Safety Regulations Under normal circumstances, commercial truck drivers have restricted driving hours to promote safety, but the coronavirus pandemic has created

When an Illegally Parked Semi Causes a Truck Crash

When large 18-wheelers stop on the side of the road or park overnight, truck drivers must obey trucking regulations and implement safety protocols to prevent traffic accidents. Dangers of 18-Wheelers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict regulations in place to ensure the safety of all drivers on U.S. roads

Overloaded Trucks Can Be Deadly

Overloaded trucks are at high risk of causing deadly truck accidents because they are harder to maneuver, mechanical failure is more probable, and the force of impact is greater if a crash occurs. Commercial trucks must comply with maximum weight limits to prevent accidents and fatal injuries. Dangers of Overloaded Trucks The

ELD Mandate in Full Force

Commercial truck drivers are now required to use electronic logging devices that record all their on-duty hours of service on the road. Federal ELD Regulations In 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced new regulations that require all commercial truckers to use compliant, registered electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track

How to Estimate the Value of a Truck Accident Settlement

Since insurance companies often lean toward settlement offers for truck accident injuries, injury victims should understand how settlements are calculated and what damages are covered. Understanding Settlement Estimates Commercial trucking accidents often result in severe injuries and fatalities. To avoid a lawsuit and a court trial, many insurance companies rely on settlement

How Truck Platooning Could Make Nevada Roads Safer

Truck platooning relies on advanced technology that increases fuel conservation, improves safety, and decreases the demand for commercial truck drivers. What Is Truck Platooning? Using high-tech automated driving systems, platooning links two or more trucks in a convoy during travel. The lead truck serves as the head of the platoon, while the

Recovering Damages in a Wide Turn Truck Accident

If a large commercial truck makes a wide turn that causes an accident with another vehicle, injured victims may be able to recover compensation from the trucker and the trucking company. The Dangers of Wide Turns Large trucks making wide turns put other drivers at significant risk of accidents by encroaching on

Are Aging Truckers Putting Your Life at Risk?

Aging truckers sometimes create dangerous driving conditions and increased accident risks due to physical impairments, cognitive dysfunctions, and fatigue. Aging Truckers Pose Driving Dangers Older truck drivers face physical and mental challenges that often create dangerous driving conditions for other motorists. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and

Preliminary Data Indicates Rise in Trucking Fatalities

A 2018 preliminary report shows a 3 percent rise in trucking fatalities over the number of trucking accident deaths in 2017. Trucking Fatalities on the Rise The National Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that deadly accidents involving large trucks rose by 3%  in 2018. Although traffic fatalities have been decreasing for