driving near an 18-wheeler

How To Drive Safely Near 18-Wheelers

Though we were taught to drive cautiously and defensively while on the road, many driving school lessons failed to cover safety procedures and best practices when it comes to driving near large trucks.

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Tractor-Trailer Crash

West Texas Tractor-Trailer Crash

With drilling in the Permian Basin at record levels, companies utilize tractor-trailer drivers to transport equipment and supplies to and from drilling sites in and around West Texas. As a result, this region is seeing more truck and 18-wheeler crashes than ever before.

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Spoliation and Your Trucking Accident

Trucker Gets Prison Time For Watching Football While Driving

Across the United States, we’ve seen the devastation just one act of distracted driving can cause in a variety of scenarios, ranging from putting makeup on in the car, to eating while driving, to, of course, the prevalent act of texting and driving. While these are frightening behaviors drivers know should be stopped immediately, would…

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truck tire blowout accidents

Truck Tire Blowout Accidents in Texas

If you spend a significant amount of time driving around Texas highways, it’s almost a given that you have seen numerous signs of big truck tire blowout accidents. In most cases, you’ll see large pieces of black rubber on or alongside the road and they can sometimes be positioned in the road in a way that creates a danger for other vehicles on the road.

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Negligent Hiring Practices of Trucking Companies

Negligent Hiring Practices of Trucking Companies

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, there are few more devastating than an accident involving a large truck. The sheer difference in size between a family passenger vehicle, like a car, SUV, or pickup truck and a massive truck carrying a heavy load and barreling down Texas highway means any collision between them will…

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Fall Roadway Conditions in North Texas

Fall Roadway Conditions in North Texas

As the weather transitions from summer to winter, drivers in North Texas have to deal with fall roadway weather conditions in the meantime. It’s a time of year when there is more rain than in summer and a less snow or ice than in winter, but there is a possibility of both. Add into the…

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Spoliation and Your Trucking Accident

Spoliation and Your Trucking Accident

As almost everyone is aware, virtually all businesses, large and small, keep a lot of documents and business records on file. This is especially true of trucking companies, who are required to keep a wide variety of records by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as well as a number of other documents they…

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truck driver hiring

Negligent Truck Driver Hiring Practices

Commercial truck drivers are trusted with transporting heavy cargo and operating vehicles that pose a serious threat to smaller vehicles on the road. The National Highway Safety Administration reported that in 2012, 543 large trucks were involved in fatal accidents in Texas alone, while 39 were involved in New Mexico fatalities. This heavy responsibility makes it imperative for employers to ensure that they are only allowing responsible drivers to get behind the wheel of 18-wheelers and other trucks. A company who negligently allows a reckless driver to transport goods across the country could be held liable for any damage caused by their behavior.

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