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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.

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Nonmotorist fatalities in truck accidents

Sadly, truck accidents take thousands of lives a year here in America. Among the individuals who are sometimes the victims of fatal truck crashes are nonmotorist. For example, pedestrians are sometimes fatally struck by big rigs.

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How much longer does it take large trucks to stop?

Large trucks are different from other vehicles in many ways. Some of these ways touch on safety. Take, for example, the distance it takes for big rigs and similar vehicles to stop. Large trucks generally require much more stopping distance than the average vehicle. How much longer does stopping take for such trucks? According to materials from a recent safety campaign the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is involved in, around 40 percent longer.

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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.

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CDL Fraud Cases Exemplify the Dangers of Rogue Truckers

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.

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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.).

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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.

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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.

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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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Semi crashes: An ongoing tragedy

Nebraska drivers know that safe driving requires constant focus. A distracted driver can wreak havoc within seconds, particularly at high speeds. The risks of a traffic accident are significantly greater when a semi is involved because of the weight and momentum of the big rig.

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