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Truck & Commercial Vehicle Accident Blog

Why Do I Need a Lawyer After a Texas Truck Accident?

If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages. However, the success of your claim depends… Read More

24-Yead-Old Dies in 18-Wheeler Underride Crash on Texas 360

There was a fatal truck accident involving an 18-wheeler and a Ford Focus early Tuesday morning on the 4500 block of Texas 360. The 24-year-old driver of the Ford Focus died after his car collided with the truck, got stuck under the trailer and was dragged… Read More

NHTSA Proposes Capping Maximum Speeds for Trucks to Improve Roadway Safety

In 2014, there were 476,000 large truck and bus accidents throughout the country, resulting in fatalities for seven out of ten motorists in passenger vehicles involved in these crashes. The latest proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… Read More

New FMCSA Regulations Could Get Dangerous Motor Carriers off the Road

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed new legislation that will change the way it analyzes and reviews carrier safety performance. The FMCSA will replace an aging system that has been in place since 1982. Under the previous rules,… Read More

Electronic Logging Devices Now Required for Commercial Truckers

With the goal of improving the safety of the nations roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a Final Rule requiring the use of electronic logging devices for commercial trucks and… Read More

NHTSA Aims to Improve Truck Rear Impact Protection

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is taking action to improve semi-truck rear impact protection, as stated in the notice of proposed rule-making issued Dec. 7, 2015. About 400 people lose their lives each year in accidents wherein… Read More

Whats the Difference between Interstate and Intrastate Trucking?

The terms interstate and intrastate are often mistakenly used interchangeably when referring to the trucking industry. However, they have very different meanings, especially when it comes to your accident lawsuit. What is Intrastate Trucking? Intrastate… Read More

Trucking Deaths at a Six-Year High

Trucking industry fatalities reached a six-year high in 2014, making up about two thirds of all fatalities in the workplace. More fatal accidents occur in the trucking industry than in any other civilian field in the United States.Transportation-related… Read More

Hours-of-Service Changes Making Roads Safer

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a report detailing the positive impact that a 2011 safety mandate has had in reducing bus and truck-related crashes. Since the change in trucking hours-of-service  (HOS) for commercial… Read More

Fiery Semi-Truck Accident Kills Four

A fiery accident early Monday morning between a semi-truck and another vehicle left four dead, including two adults, one of whom was pregnant, and two children. The accident occurred around 6:35 a.m. on an exit ramp on Interstate 20.According to the Dallas… Read More