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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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Alan Hamilton Interview on Commercial Vehicles

Shiver Hamilton partner Alan Hamilton was interviewed by CBS 46 in Atlanta following the shocking incident where a cement truck turned over and smashed several cars, one of them carrying former Ambassador and Mayor Andrew Young. Shiver Hamilton has a core practice area specialty of handling commercial vehicle and construction accident injury claims. Tragically, these incidents happen . . .

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Distracted Driving: A Multi-Part Series

Anything that diverts a driver’s attention from driving can result in distracted driving.  This includes eating, talking to passengers, grooming, and talking or texting on cell phones.  In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in car crashes attributed to distracted driving.  Another 421,000 people were injured in wrecks involving a distracted driver.  Those who engage in . . .

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Trucking Safety & Regulatory Updates: Part Three

In 2000, the U.S. Department of Transportation created the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to head government regulation regarding trucking safety. As part of its goal “to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses,” the FMCSA develops and enforces motor-carrier regulations. In this third installment of a multi-part series on important updates to federal trucking regulations, . . .

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Trucking Safety & Regulatory Updates: Part Two

In 2000, the U.S. Department of Transportation created the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to head government regulation regarding trucking safety. As part of its goal “to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses,” the FMCSA develops and enforces motor-carrier regulations. In this second installment of a multi-part series on important updates to federal trucking . . .

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