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A proposed pilot program by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will allow drivers as young as 18 years old to haul heavy cargo in commercial trucks across state lines. This pending legislation, backed by a bipartisan group of policymakers, would lower the age of long-haul truckers and address the growing shortage of truck…

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Being in control of a large commercial vehicle like a moving truck or tractor trailer is no easy task. Aside from the mechanical difficulties of maneuvering something of that size, there are other taxing demands the job has to offer, such as long hours, heavy equipment, and a life spent primarily on the road. Because…

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There are many reasons why a tractor-trailer is so dangerous. From the required stopping distance, blind spots, size, weight, and height, to the experience of the driver and the road conditions; a truck accident can be devastating. There are thousands of truck accidents on the roads of Arizona every year resulting in hundreds of injuries…

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Everyone – no matter where you live here in Arizona – is familiar with that obnoxious “beep beep” sound commercial trucks and vehicles make when they’re backing up. This sound is designed to alert passers-by like pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles when a truck goes into reverse. It’s supposed to let us know we should…

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Truck accidents can happen anywhere at any time but every state has known trouble spots where motor vehicle crashes seem to be a normal occurrence. Arizona is no different. We have many highways and backroads that lend themselves to causing injury and death on a regular basis. Some of these dangerous roadways are frequented by…

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The size and weight of tractor trailers makes them imposing figures on the road. When you encounter one as the driver of a passenger vehicle it can be somewhat daunting, given the knowledge they can wipe you out with minimal effort. When you consider a matchup between a 2,000 pound vehicle and a 70,000 pound…

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If you have been injured in a truck crash, and you are still receiving medical treatment and have not been able to return to work, you might be feeling anxious about settling your claim. The trucking company’s insurance company might be approaching you with what seems like a valid offer to settle, but you might…

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Tractor-trailers, flatbeds, semis, and other commercial or large trucks are hard enough to control when the driver is going forward. Truck drivers who back their trucks up into traffic are virtually asking for an accident to happen. There are several reasons why backing up trucks are so dangerous: Unusual dimensions. The length of the trucks…

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