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What Are Truck Drivers’ Responsibilities?

Truck Driver Responsibility Tennessee

Truck drivers are the backbone of the United States economy. The more big-rigs you see on the roads of Tennessee and the country, the better the economy is performing. Truck drivers are responsible for transporting food, clothing, and other products across the country from manufacturers to retailers. However, truck drivers have more responsibilities than just…

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Tennessee Trucking Fatalities on Pace to Top 2019

Tennessee Truck Accident Death

The trucking industry is one of the most vital to the health of the economy in Tennessee and the rest of the country. The more tractor-trailers you see on the road, the better the economy is performing. However, these large trucks pose many dangers to motorists in cars, vans, motorcycles, and pickup trucks. Tractor-trailers are…

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Driver Assistance Tech Cuts Truck Crashes by 50%

Operating commercial vehicles, specifically tractor-trailers, is not an easy task. Truck drivers have to deal with the weather, oversized loads, hazardous materials, other drivers, road hazards, and many other problems when behind the wheel. Technology has been an increasing problem on the roads of America as accidents caused by distracted drivers continue to mount. However,…

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Trucking Blind Spot Accidents Are a Big Problem

Truck Accident Blind Spots Tennessee

If you have a driver’s license, you’re aware that every vehicle has one or more blind spots. Your passenger vehicle has sideview and rearview mirrors, and maybe even backup cameras, to minimize your blind spots and help reduce the chance of a backing-up accident. You may also have had close calls, or witnessed them, where…

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Stay Safe This Winter – Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks

Most of us share the road with tractor-trailers every day. It’s just a part of Nashville life. Whether we’re traveling on the highway for our commute to work, running errands, or simply getting from one place to another, we’ve encountered trucks at one point or another. For the most part, we know how to share…

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Negligent Trucking Companies: Fatigued Drivers Kill

Every day in Nashville’s three major interstates, I-24, I-65 and I-40, truck drivers come through who are fatigued from too many hours of operations, too much time behind the wheel. Federal law requires truck drivers to take breaks at certain intervals, and to only drive for a certain amount of time. However, being on the…

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Electronic Logging Devices Reduce Truck Accidents

Last year, Congress mandated the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to enforce the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) hours of service rules (HOS). The HOS rules were put in place to make sure that commercial truck drivers took breaks and got enough sleep time to prevent truck driver fatigue. ELDs were mandated to…

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Vicarious Liability and Negligent Hiring in Truck Accident Claims

A commercial truck accident is different from a collision involving   passenger vehicles in many ways. For instance, if you need to file a negligence claim against a truck driver, you have many options of who to sue. Sometimes, the company which employs the driver can also be held liable for your injuries. Determining who will…

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