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What you should know about liability and company vehicles

If your car is hit by another vehicle due to the driver's negligence, it is usually the other driver that is liable for damages. When the vehicle that hit you is a company vehicle, however, that may not always be true. In some cases, it may actually be the employer's responsibility to pay for the damages.

NTSB urges regulators to take action to improve truck safety

The National Trucking Safety Board is responsible for several things regarding transportation including the promotion of transportation safety. Its work is not limited to motor vehicles. It encompasses all types of transportation including airplanes and trains. Recently the agency released the transportation improvements it is most interested in seeing in 2015, called the “Most Wanted List.” There are more than 100 recommendations alone that pertain to trucking safety.

Faulty brakes may be to blame in fatal truck accident

As is the case with virtually any type of motor vehicle accident, there are multiple reasons why such an incident could occur. While in many situations driver error could be to blame, it is also possible that equipment issues could be at fault. This is true whether the incident involves a car or a truck. A fatal truck accident that recently occurred in Western Wisconsin illustrates this possibility.

FMCSA exemptions allow some partial blind truckers to drive

Everyone is likely aware that there are general guidelines that all drivers on the road must follow. Where commercial trucks are concerned, the rules are even stricter. These regulations, designed to keep both truck drivers as well as others on the roads safe, pertain not only to the way in which the truck must be handled but the condition the drivers can be in as well. There are certain things a driver must be able to do to be safe while driving a vehicle. Most would likely agree that being able to see well is one of those things and unsurprisingly there are federal visions requirements in place. These requirements make it so that drivers who do not see well cannot operate commercial motor vehicles

Will pilot program lead to reduction of truck accidents?

The trucking industry is fraught with dangers for drivers. In some cases these dangers extend to other drivers on the road as well when they lead to a crash occurring. This is an issue throughout the nation as according to 2012 statistics, around 317,000 crashes that year. That same year, 3,921 individuals died in crashes involving trucks.

Accidents involving semi-trucks can be devastating

In any semi truck accident there are potentially multiple factors to blame. Some are the result of loads that are not secured property or equipment failure. Others are due to driver behaviors such as fatigue or alcohol or drug use. In still other cases actions that constitute distracted driving, such as using a phone or texting are the cause.  An accident caused by any of these factors could lead to someone being seriously injured or killed. That person may even be you or someone you love.

Some seek to roll back trucking regulations regarding rest breaks

All motor vehicle accidents have the potential to result in devastating injuries. The odds of that happening increase greatly when trucks are involved. This is due to a variety of reasons including the difference in size between most cars and tractor trailers.

Wisconsin bus accident sends 1 to hospital

Each school day parents throughout the state of Wisconsin entrust the safety of their children to the individuals behind the wheel of the busses that transport them to school. Most days the trip to school is uneventful. Other times however, it is possible that a bus could be involved in a motor vehicle accident with another car on the road. This occurred earlier this month on a Wisconsin road.

Seafood truck crashes on I-94 near Hudson, causes injuries

Last week, a semi-truck jackknifed on eastbound Interstate 94 near Hudson, tipping over on the Minnesota side of the bridge crossing the St. Croix River. Luckily, the accident didn't occur on the bridge, but two vehicles hit the semi-truck after it overturned.

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