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Consequences of Driving a Truck While under the Influence

Consequences of Driving a Truck While under the Influence

Consumer products have to be transported from one area to the other to satisfy the supply and demand and maintain a stable economy. Products are being transported by means of freight trains, cargo ships, semi-trucks and so forth. Just like train engineers and ship captains, drivers of a semi-truck have to follow federal and state guidelines while transporting them. The guidelines are actually set out by FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and they regulate the number of hours a…

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All About Underride and Override Truck Accidents

All About Underride and Override Truck Accidents

For any auto driver or passenger, underride and override truck accidents are maybe the most dangerous and frightening types of crashes imaginable. In these accidents, few of the auto occupants survive. Anyone who survives will very likely sustain catastrophic and permanent disability-inducing injuries. What are These Accidents? When a large truck rides over an automobile’s back, it is as an “override” accident. When an auto moves up underneath the rear of the truck, it is an “underride” accident. As you…

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3 Things to Know about California Common Carrier Liability

3 Things to Know about California Common Carrier Liability

A common carrier is any transportation company that transports goods, people, or property from one part of the state to another. These can include any and all transportation forms, such as taxis, buses, trains, escalators/elevators, ski lifts, cruise ships, planes, etc. Any transportation company that seeks this label should satisfy the following requirements. The original reason for its establishment was transporting goods or people between places. The company identifies as a transportation company before the public. It charges a fee…

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Why Truck Logbooks are Important to Truck Accident Claims

Why Truck Logbooks are Important to Truck Accident Claims

Large commercial trucks are capable of causing tremendous damage in auto accidents. This is the main reason why the U.S. government strictly regulates both drivers and companies when it comes to trucks running on our roads. One specific aspect, which applies here, is logbooks. Every trucking company is expected to maintain meticulous records of the lengths of time that truckers drive their assigned vehicles. These records should also hold information on where each shipment goes, as well as the number…

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