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Truck Driver Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run Crash

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The highways and interstates in Texas pose a lot of dangers. There is a lot of traffic on these roads, with a large number of semi trucks. While many big rig drivers are highly experienced and responsible, some are not and they cause serious truck accidents. Unfortunately, this was the case in San Antonio,… Read More »

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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Every motorist’s worst nightmare is to be involved in a crash. Something that’s even more frightening is getting hit by a semi truck. This is because the size difference can be deadly. The average passenger vehicle weighs around 4,000 pounds. A semi truck can weigh 20 times that much. It can be hard to… Read More »

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The Consequences of Truck Drivers Engaging in Distracted Driving

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We hear a lot about the issue of texting and driving, but most of us do not connect this with those driving large commercial trucks, but rather, young people driving compact cars and passenger vehicles. However, the issue of commercial truck drivers texting and driving is a serious one: According to the Federal Motor… Read More »

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With Trucker Safety Rules Suspended, Dangerous Behaviors Can Lead to More Accidents

By The West Law Office |

In the wake of the virus outbreak, the U.S. Department of Transportation exempted a number of truck drivers from the hours-of-service rules, which were originally put in place in 1938 in order to decrease fatigued driving that resulted in a number of truck accidents every year, especially in Texas, which regularly experiences a significant… Read More »

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Administration Announces It Plans to Ease Trucker Drive-Time Rules

By The West Law Office |

In July, the Transportation Department announced that it would be relaxing the federal regulations that require truckers to take breaks and pull over; rules that were mandated in an effort to reduce truck accidents due to driver fatigue. The results would lead to truckers working and driving even longer days, resulting in more fatigue… Read More »

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