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Study looks at truck safety technologies

When a person is hurt in a crash involving a big rig truck, the period following the accident could be a very challenging one. For one, the injuries coming out of such accidents can be incredibly severe, and can have major ramifications for a person and their everyday life. Also, the legal issues related to truck crashes can be quite complex, which may cause a truck accident victim to worry about whether getting fair compensation will be possible. Skilled truck accident attorneys understand the challenges that can come up in connection to truck crashes and can provide victims of such accidents with strong and compassionate guidance throughout the process of pursuing just compensation for injuries they suffered.

Surprise vehicle inspections in Lincoln found many violations

Many things can impact traffic safety in a region. This includes how safe of a condition the trucks that are on the region's roads are in. A recent set of surprise commercial vehicle inspections performed in Lincoln found quite a few safety shortcomings.

CDL Fraud Cases Exemplify the Dangers of Rogue Truckers

Licenses For Cash

A recent news story in Overdrive, an online news source for the trucking industry, reports that Department of Transportation employees in Utah and Michigan have been charged in connection with accepting bribes in exchange for issuing commercial driver's licenses to drivers who had not passed the requisite tests.

FMCSA opts to keep certain hours-of-service rules unenforced

Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made a decision regarding some controversial provisions of the federal hours-of-service rules for commercial motor vehicles. The provisions regarded what sort of break a CMV driver had to take to trigger a "restart" for weekly hours-of-service rules. The provisions mandated that this break contain two overnight periods (1 a.m. to 5 a.m.).

Truck loads and their impact on traffic safety

Large trucks carry all manner of different loads out on U.S. roads. Whatever type of load a truck is carrying, it is critical for the load to be properly secured. Mistakes when it comes to securing a load, such as not using tie-downs properly, using damaged tie-downs or loading a truck improperly, can create big safety dangers on the roads. For one, they could lead to a truck’s load falling out onto the road. Another possibility is that they could cause a truck’s load to become unbalanced, creating the potential for the truck to become unstable as it moves along.

Should side guards be required for big rigs?

Many legal issues can come up in the wake of a big rig accident. This includes issues related to possible wrongful death claims. When big rigs and other vehicles collide, there can be substantial death tolls. The occupants of the vehicle a semi truck collides with can be particularly vulnerable to fatal injuries in such accidents. Skilled attorneys can investigate the details of fatal truck crashes for the families of victims of such accidents. They can also advise such families on what the findings of such investigations mean for things such as whether there are grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. 

Will trucking being a 'hot' job in Nebraska affect road safety?

States can vary greatly in what jobs are "hot" in them at a given time. Here in Nebraska, one type of job that has become hot lately are truck driving jobs, according to a recent NBC Nebraska article. The article noted high demand for this job among employers and strong competition for such jobs.

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