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Large Truck Accidents Involving Bicyclists Increase in New York City

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A 21-year-old man was struck and killed in a bicycle accident in the Bronx involving a dump truck early morning on Aug. 29. According to news reports, the victim was on the Cross Bronx Expressway when he was hit by a 2013 Peterbilt dump truck that was traveling east in the center lane. Police found […]

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Trump Administration to Ease Truck Driver Hours of Service Rules

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The Trump administration has taken another crucial step in its push to relax federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. According to a report in the Insurance Journal, this was a move that was long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who caution […]

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Trucking Companies Tell Congress Thousands of Truck Drivers Are Illicit Drug Users

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During a significant meeting held between major players in the trucking industry and Congress on June 12, a group representing large carriers told lawmakers they had evidence that thousands of truck drivers were “manipulating” drug-testing protocols and should be removed from the nation’s highways before they caused truck accidents with the potential for major injuries […]

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Top Five Causes of Major Injury or Fatal Truck Accidents in New York

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Accidents involving large trucks have the potential to cause significant damages including gruesome, catastrophic injuries and fatalities. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a vast majority of fatalities in large truck accidents involve those traveling in passenger vehicles. The main issue here is the increased vulnerability of the occupants of smaller vehicles. […]

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Four Common Types of Truck Accidents

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Large truck accidents tend to have devastating consequences. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a majority of deaths in large truck and vehicle accidents are the occupants of the smaller passenger vehicles involved in collisions with the trucks. Commercial trucks often weigh 20 to 30 times as much as passenger cars and […]

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What to Do If You Have Been Rear Ended by a Large Truck

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One of the most common types of truck accidents is when a large truck rear-ends a smaller passenger vehicle. We tend to see these types of collisions because the stopping time for tractor-trailers or big rigs is much greater than for smaller vehicles such as cars or SUVs. Truck drivers who are distracted or fatigued […]

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Investigating Large Truck Accidents: What You Need to Know

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Truck accidents often result in major injuries and fatalities, particularly affecting those who travel in smaller passenger vehicles. The main problem here is the vulnerability of the occupants of the smaller vehicles. Large trucks typically weigh at least 20 to 30 times as much as passenger vehicles. They are also taller with greater ground clearance, […]

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Driverless Trucks: Are They Safe?

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Driverless trucks are no longer the stuff of sci-fi movies. Automakers such as Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen are developing and testing big rigs that may in the near future, have self-driving technology. Several tests have already been conducted. Two years ago, a platoon of driverless trucks were test-driven in Europe. Months later, a beer truck […]

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The Dangers of Distracted Truck Driving

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Driving while distracted can be dangerous for all drivers. However, when it involves trucks, the consequences may be even more devastating because of their size and weight. When a big rig strikes a smaller passenger vehicle, invariably, the occupants of the smaller vehicle suffer more grievous injuries. It is common for distracted driving to be […]

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Four Things You Should Know About Truck Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue

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Exhaustion or fatigue is quite a natural reaction, which occurs when you’ve been working for long periods of time without any breaks. When fatigue strikes, many of us don’t take it too seriously. We may view it as a minor annoyance and something to possibly power through. But when a driver becomes drowsy or exhausted […]

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