Category: Truck Accidents

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Tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers are a common sight on roadways in New York. These large commercial trucks are a critical part of the state and national economy as they transport goods from one place to another to meet demand. While they are an important part of society, they are not without

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John (a fictitious name) had been driving tractor trailers for nearly 20 years. Being behind the wheel of a powerful rig had always been his dream. And he was good at it. Living in the South with his wife and teenage daughter, he would usually pick up a load of

The True Tale: Haven’t we sometimes driven our car on a highway when a huge tractor-trailer truck has barreled past us, to our left or right, raising our anxiety and stress level to an extreme? Add those experiences to the weight and size of the average tractor-trailer and our anxiety

According to the Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2017 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the overloading or improper loading of vehicles with passengers was the cause of 16 large truck accidents in 2017, and caused 12 accidents in 2016, and 15 accidents in 2015. Nine of

Most commercial truck drivers are required to have commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), but there are occasions in which non-CDL drivers may operate certain commercial vehicles in more limited circumstances. Non-CDL drivers may be using vehicles for commercial purposes, and CDLs may not be required for the operation of certain trailers

Flatbed trucks are commercial vehicles that have flat trailers with no sides or roofs, and they are commonly used because they are so easy to load and allow transport cargo of many different sizes. All loads on all commercial trucks need to be properly secured before a driver hits the

“No-zones” are large blind spots around commercial vehicles, like semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and buses. Truck and bus drivers have no way of seeing vehicles that are in these no-zones. Drivers in passenger vehicles should be aware of these danger zones and attempt to stay out of them whenever possible. Truck drivers

It is illegal in New York and throughout the United States for truck drivers – and all other motorists – to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, drunk driving among truck drivers happens often, costing innocent people their lives every day. According to the National Highway

Most commercial vehicles have steel-belted radial tires in which steel belts reinforce the shape and ensures that the tire remains flat while on the road. The tread is the external rubber on the tire that provides traction, and tread separation occurs when it detaches from the steel frame. Steel-belted radial

Defining careless driving can be very difficult. Ultimately, it is up to the officer writing the ticket to determine whether or not a driver was careless, and rarely will it be based on the little things that can cause accidents like failing to keep two hands on the wheel or