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Driver Texting Is a Major Cause of Trucking Accidents

Driving while distracted is the most common cause of car accidents and the problem has been compounded by the widespread use of smartphones. Truck drivers are among the worst offenders. In the U.S., 15 percent of all traffic crashes are caused by commercial drivers texting or otherwise typing on mobile devices while on the road. Read More

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Common Causes of Idaho Trucking Accidents

A recent report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) cites driver fatigue as the main cause of a 2018 trucking accident in Boise that resulted in multiple fatalities. During a traffic slowdown in a construction zone on I-84, a semitrailer crashed into the rear of Jeep Wrangler, propelling it into the vehicle ahead. The Read More

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Common Causes of Utah Trucking Accidents

The intersection of U.S. 89 and State Road 30 in Garden City is the site of frequent truck accidents, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. In the most recent, on March 3, 2020, a semi-truck driver lost control of his brakes, put the truck in neutral and ran through the intersection at speeds between 25 Read More

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Why Do Trucks Crash? Common Causes of Big Rig Accidents

Given the sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks, it’s no surprise that the unfortunate people involved in wrecks with these vehicles tend to suffer serious and lasting consequences. Crash statistics compiled by the federal government clearly show that larges trucks accidents are a continuing menace on the nation’s roads. But why Read More

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Fatal Truck Accidents Continue to Rise

Late in 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes report, and the results are a mixed bag. The good news is that total motor vehicle crash-related deaths dropped by 2.4 percent in 2018. But a closer look reveals that fatalities were not down across the board. Continuing Read More

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What you NEED to Know About Trucking Accidents & Property Damage

What you NEED to Know About Trucking Accidents & Property Damage Just think what a fully-loaded tractor-trailer can do when it hits anything doing 65 miles an hour. Professional drivers are (or, should be) trained operators who don’t take unwarranted risks, such as driving drowsy. They have numerous legal safeguards to prevent exactly that. Truckers Read More

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