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Implementation of ELDs in the Trucking Industry

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently imposed a rule requiring the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to record their duty status data. ELDs automatically track trucks’ service hours, location, speed, and other driving statistics.  Drivers have long been required to stay within . . .

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Trucking Accidents: The Issue of Increasing Truck Weight Limits

              In early November, the House of Representatives rejected the Safe, Flexible and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act (H.R. 3488), which proposed to raise the federal vehicle weight limit from 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds with the addition of a sixth axle. [1]  The issue of increasing truck weight limits . . .

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Trucking Accidents: Hit by a Delivery Truck? Know Your Rights.

When you’ve been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, your first thought probably isn’t determining how many companies are involved in operating a single truck. But the complicated structure of the trucking industry can quickly become an additional headache for drivers injured in trucking accidents. Typically, employers are responsible for the negligence of their . . .

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Technology in the Trucking Industry

In an era defined by technological advances, upcoming technology promises to revolutionize the trucking industry. New innovation has the potential to make trucking both safer and more efficient. The Importance of New Technology in the Trucking Industry Electronic Stability Controls (ESCs) are automatic, computer-controlled systems that sense when a truck is becoming unstable and can . . .

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When Do Most Trucking Accidents Occur & Why Does It Matter?

Federal crash data shows that the majority of serious trucking accidents occur during the daytime hours, defined as 6:00 A.M. through 7:00 P.M.  In fact, 51% of fatal trucking accidents occurred between 6 A.M. through 3:00 P.M., while only 30% of fatal crashes not involving trucks occurred during this time period.  Also, though 37% of fatal . . .

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