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Truck Accidents

Trucking Blind Spot Accidents Are a Big Problem

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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Foundational Technologies Helping to Advance Truck Safety

Trucking companies can help protect the public, as well as their own drivers, from truck accidents if they take necessary precautions. It’s not enough just to check that the driver has a valid commercial driver’s license. Shipping companies need to make sure their drivers comply with state and federal laws, including FMCSA regulations. Drivers should…

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US Department of Transportation’s New Guidelines on Self-Driving Vehicles

 Trucking Info recently reported that the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has enacted new guides for autonomous vehicles. These guidelines are meant to help safely integrate new technology in cars, commercial vehicles, on-road transit and even the roads – to better protect the public. The guidelines, announced by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, are voluntary.…

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Do I Need an Attorney for a Tractor-Trailer Wreck in Tennessee?

 Every day on our Nashville interstates – I-65, I-24, and I-40 – thousands of big tractor-trailer trucks roll down at speeds that are very dangerous. Tractor-trailer truck wrecks happen every day in Tennessee, and if you’re hit by one of these semi-trucks, you’re gonna need a lawyer to help you. There are several reasons…

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