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Proposed Regulations Seek to Reduce Tractor-Trailer Wrecks

Could Updated Regulations Have an Effect on Arkansas? Arkansas has one of the highest fatal truck accident rates, per population, in the U.S. For every 1 million people living in Arkansas, there are 24.75 fatal truck accidents per year, according to federal data. The national rate is about 13.5. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

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How Hours of Service Violations Cause Truck Accidents

Truckers and trucking companies need to put safety first Drowsy driving is dangerous for anyone; in fact, driving after going without sleep for 24 hours may be more dangerous than driving drunk. It's especially dangerous for truckers who are behind the wheel of a vehicle weighing up to 80,000 pounds. That's why federal hours of...

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Speed Limiter Requirements Could Help Reduce Truck Accidents

Arkansas tractor-trailer accident lawyer explains what drivers need to know Tractor-trailer accidents caused by speeding trucks have become increasingly common in recent years. That’s why some traffic safety experts support a proposal to require large trucks to be equipped with devices that limit the speed they can travel on the road, according to a recent...

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What Are the NHTSA’s New Underride Guard Rules?

When a tractor-trailer and car collide, the results are typically tragic for the people inside the smaller vehicle. Sometimes when a car crashes into a semi-truck, the vehicle can slide under the truck’s trailer, causing an underride accident—one of the most devastating types of truck accidents. In an underride accident, the trailer can breach the...

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Who’s At Fault in a Semi-Truck Jackknife Accident?

A truck accident lawyer can identify all potential sources of compensation It seems like a simple question: "who is at fault in a semi-truck jackknife crash?" But figuring out liability after a tractor-trailer accident is complicated. There are often many potentially liable parties, and none of them want to take responsibility for a truck accident...

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Are Autonomous Semi-Trucks Safe?

While there may be benefits to self-driving semi-trucks, there are still a lot of challenges with the technology Technology is always growing and evolving—so much so that the once outrageous idea of having autonomous vehicles (AV) on the road isn't so farfetched today. But just like any other type of technology, there are pros and...

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Five Facts About Seat Belt and Car Seat Use

A personal injury lawyer reveals what drivers in Jonesboro should know Hundreds of people are injured or killed in car accidents in the state of Arkansas each year. Lives can be changed in seconds, often because a negligent driver was speeding, acting recklessly, texting behind the wheel, or operating under the influence of alcohol or...

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Is Cocaine Use Among Truck Drivers Underreported?

Arkansas truck accident lawyers discuss the dangers of impaired truckers Cocaine use among commercial truck drivers may be much higher than previously estimated, according to a new study of certain drug test samples conducted by researchers at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). The U.S. Department of Transportation “is seriously underreporting the actual use of...

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