Big Truck Accidents

Half of all drivers admit to driving while drowsy at least once. For truck drivers who spend hours on the road every working day, that number may increase substantially. Unfortunately, drowsy driving increases accident risk and often increases the severity of accidents. Tired truck drivers put everyone on the road…

Every day, countless children and adults ride buses to and from school and work, while others take buses for tours. Although most bus trips are accident-free, sometimes crashes do occur. When bus collisions happen, they’re usually much more severe than just the usual vehicle fender bender. Because buses are significantly…

In early December, a semi-truck carrying packages for the U.S. Postal Service crashed into another large semi-truck near Gainesville in the wee hours of the morning. The mail truck then burst into flames, destroying all of the packages on the truck, many of them probably holiday gifts. However, the packages…

Every commercial truck driver knows the potential for accidents, so wise drivers are well-insured every time they take to the road. Truck accidents are unpredictable—but did you know that some events substantially increase the likelihood of a commercial truck driver getting into an accident? Drivers knowing about these events could…

Many truck accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the commercial driver and one of the most common acts of negligence is driving too fast. It’s risky to speed in any type of vehicle, but it is particularly dangerous when you are operating an 80,000 truck full of…

Congress is attempting to enact a directive to review the technology behind Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) installed on interstate commercial trucks. Congress is attempting to prevent states from enacting laws that would set meal and rest requirements for interstate truck drivers as well. For many, these Congressional efforts signal a…

Ocala, Florida is a popular tourist destination. This means it also experiences heavy traffic – including large trucks such as eighteen wheelers, tractor trailers, semi trucks and other big rigs. If you have been involved in an Ocala auto accident involving a truck, contact an experienced auto accident attorney as…

Due to their immense size, tractor trailers pose a significant threat on the road; as such, the Department of Transportation (DOT) was poised to mandate that these road giants use speed limiters to physically limit their maximum speeds. The mandate’s inspiration was to increase road safety while decreasing carbon emissions….