Commercial Vehicle Accidents Archives

What happens if I am in a trucking accident?

A motor vehicle accident involving a semi truck in Tennessee can be a lot more catastrophic than a collision involving two cars. After all, a typical big rig that is fully loaded can weigh 25 times more than a car. If you have been hurt in a trucking accident caused by the truck driver, you have the right to seek justice in civil court.

Federal truck regulators may use BMI for trucker apnea testing

Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition where the muscles of the throat relax during sleep and close off the airway, which leads to periods of breathing cessation and accompanied by loud snoring. This condition causes poor sleep that is not restive or restorative and leads to excessive daytime drowsiness.

How can large truck fatalities be reduced?

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a goal of zero highway fatalities in 30 years. That is a lofty goal, given the fact that in the first half of this year more than 17,000 individuals died in motor vehicle crashes and that is a 10 percent increase from the same period in 2015. This is bad news considering that in 2014 we had reached a record low with highway fatalities.

Is less supervision for new truck drivers a good idea?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that it will allow a major trucking company to use unsupervised drivers who have completed their training for a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) but who have yet to pass their driver's test in the state that grants their license.

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