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Failure to Yield Is the Leading Cause of Truck Accidents

One of the most popular ways to ship large amounts of cargo across the continental US is by truck (or tractor trailer). It is no shock to go onto any freeway, especially here in Arizona, and see at least a couple of the moving behemoths sharing the roads with you. With these large vehicles, however,…

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FMCSA Considering Teens for Long-Haul Trucking Program

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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Sleep Apnea and Truck Accidents

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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The 3 Big Reasons for Tractor-Trailer Accidents

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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Truck Backing-Up Accidents Can Be Deadly. Can White Noise Help?

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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Where Do Most Truck Accidents Happen in Arizona?

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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Injuries Caused by Tractor-Trailer Accidents

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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Is Now the Right Time to Settle Your Truck Crash Claim?

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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