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What Drugs Do Truckers Use Most Commonly?

Truck drivers have difficult jobs. Often away from their families for months at a time, they can become lonely out on the road with no one to talk to for days. Unsurprisingly, many truckers turn to drugs or alcohol to help them get through their shifts. Unfortunately, chemical substances can impair a trucker’s ability to…

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Sources of Trucker Distraction

Truck driving is a difficult profession, with long hours and extended periods away from family and friends. Truckers face another risk—distractions. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 80% of crashes are caused by a distraction in the 3 second window before a collision. Some of these distractions are outside the cab, but…

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Failing to Properly Load Cargo Can Cause Truck Accidents

The various components of a commercial truck go through a lot more wear and tear than most vehicles, partly due to the number of miles driven and partly because of the heaviness of the vehicles. For these reasons, things like the brakes and tires on commercial vehicles need to be inspected regularly and replaced often…

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How Do Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents?

It is easy to assume that because truck accidents and car crashes both happen on Tucson’s roads and highways, that the two are similar. Truthfully, though, truck accidents vastly differ from car crashes on the road. The aftermath of a truck accident is much more complex, the injuries are more severe, and different laws apply.…

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4 Laws That Affect Arizona Truck Accident Claims

While truck accidents are not the most common type of motor vehicle crash that place Arizona motorists at risk, they certainly do cause substantial destruction, injuries, and fatalities when they occur. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZ DOT), there are around 12,000 crashes involving 18-wheelers, semis, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles every…

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What Is the Difference Between Semi-Truck and Car Accidents?

According to recently released statistics, more than 30,000 people die each year as a result of car accidents. Of these, approximately 5,000 are involved in a semi-truck accident.  If you were involved in a truck accident, look for an attorney with experience, knowledge, and success to ensure you receive compensation for your losses. Schedule an…

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Differences Between Car and Commercial Truck Accidents

Sadly, road accidents happen every single day. However, not all of these accidents are alike. When a truck is involved, for example, it’s usually significantly more severe because of the vast size of the vehicle. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, accidents with commercial trucks make up 287,000 instances of property damage claims,…

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7 Tips for Driving Alongside Semi-Trucks

Among the most serious of all road accidents are those that involve commercial trucks. Collisions with semis can have devastating effects due to the sheer size and weight of the vehicles. Accidents with them frequently result in very severe injuries and sometimes even death. There are certain things one should always do when on the…

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