18 Wheeler Accidents

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Accidents involving semis, 18-wheelers, and tractor trailers are often devastating because these vehicles are so much larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road. Because of this risk, truck drivers must take extra precautions to protect everyone around them. However, drivers aren’t the only ones responsible for the truck’s…

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Driver distraction is a major problem for truckers, as the temptation to multi-task can be elevated after thousands of hours on the road. These drivers may also reassure themselves that they are less likely to cause an accident due to distraction because they have logged so much experience that they…

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Properly loading the trailer of a semi is both art and science, but science alone will carry the driver as far as they need to go for safety purposes. Through proper training, any person can learn to perform this skill competently, arranging the load in such a way that it…

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A 28-year-old St. Louis native is lucky to be alive after her vehicle was struck by multiple semi-trucks on April 18, 2018. She was driving through Nebraska when an unexpected winter squall set in, limiting visibility to the extent it was no longer safe to drive. She slowed to a…

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On December 7th, 2015, a semi went off the road not too far from Indianapolis. Semis going off the road is not particularly uncommon, and the driver isn’t always at fault. Difficult road or weather conditions can cause even the most experienced driver to suffer an accident. But in this…

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In 2011, after years and years of terrible accidents caused by allowing truck drivers on the roads without adequate sleep, the Department of Transportation stepped in and mandated that truckers get enough rest. Even this rule allowed truckers to drive with only a 34 hour restart period every week, meaning…

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For many parts of the country, the winter season is not yet over. Rare instances of freezing rain earlier this year in Utah caused road closures and slippery highways throughout the state, and rain and snow continue to inconvenience areas nationwide with no end in sight for better weather. Road…

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