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Does distracted driving contribute to commercial truck crashes?

When California drivers like you end up in an accident involving commercial trucks, luck is often not in your favor due to the size discrepancy between vehicles. To make matters even worse, a number of these accidents are caused by something completely avoidable: distracted driving. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, JR., we work with you to get to the root cause of your accident and get you the compensation you deserve.

What long-term issues can result from brain injury?

California residents like you who have gotten into a severe crash with a truck before may be at a higher risk for a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Due to the size of trucks and the speeds people tend to be traveling at on the freeway, where trucks most frequently share the road with passenger vehicles, accidents often result in more complex injuries. What long-term issues can therefore be caused by a TBI?

What can cause a truck to jackknife?

Californian truck drivers have big vehicles to work with, and the size and weight of these vehicles can work against them on the road. As a driver who has to share space with them, you may want to be aware of the tell signs that danger could be ahead, so you can act in advance and potentially keep yourself safe.

New trucker training rules in effect

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the government agency that oversees commercial transportation in the United States. Part of the responsibility of the FMCSA is driver training and safety. The agency is expected to ensure that all truckers are properly trained so as to reduce the risk of accidents once on the road. Public safety is a primary goal of the training requirements.

Man claims he was fired for not texting and driving

California drivers are well aware of the consequences texting while driving presents, but the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that an employee of a trucking company claims he was fired for refusing to text and drive. Although it cannot be confirmed that other drivers for the company had crashed due to texting while driving, information available through the Department of Transportation states that there have been eight crashes related to the trucking company since March 31, 2015.

Commercial trucking poses risks to the public

California residents are no strangers to busy roadways. While vehicle accidents may to some degree be considered normal, they are never anything that a person wants to be involved in, especially when they involve very large commercial vehicles like semi trucks. Just how dangerous are these vehicles?

Government to launch new study on trucker fatigue

California residents have good reason to be concerned about fatigued truck drivers. They should know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking to launch a new study to find just what type of break requirements may be most effective at combatting fatigue among truckers.

Portion of federal rule for truckers to be dropped

California has more than its share of roads travelled by semi trucks and other commercial vehicles. Whether transportation agriculture, hazardous materials or other goods, truck transportation remains an essential part of the economy in this state. That, however, can put residents at risk when sharing the road with truckers who may be fatigued after spending many long and lonely hours on the road.

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