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Amid a Wave of Veteran Driver Retirements, Inexperienced Truckers Take to the Road

The national trucker shortage has interrupted the supply chain, sending ripples throughout the economy and people's everyday lives. It also may have made our roadways a lot less safe. That's because a major factor in this shortage is a wave of trucker retirements. The experienced, veteran drivers are leaving and being replaced by rookies -...

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Big Rigs, Big Trouble: Study Highlights the Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers

A Jonesboro Truck Accident Lawyer Provides the Details Tractor-trailers are the biggest vehicles on Arkansas roads and are among the most dangerous simply because of their size. Add troubling statistics about truckers who drive distracted, and the risk to other motorists multiplies. Tractor-trailer accidents are more common than you might think. Nationwide, about 500,000 crashes...

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FMCSA Rule Requires States To Crack Down on Truckers for Drug & Alcohol Violations

A Jonesboro, AR truck accident attorney explains Truckers driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs pose an obvious threat to the health and lives of Arkansans because they are at risk of causing a devastating truck accident. Now, the government is cracking down even harder on commercial truck drivers who violate the rules. Closing...

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Freightliner Recalls Cascadia Tractor-Trailers Due to Defective Parts

An Arkansas truck accident lawyer explains the recall, why wrecks happen Defective truck parts that could potentially cause a steering malfunction recently resulted in the recall of more than 100,000 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer trucks, according to Fleet Owner magazine. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), which owns Freightliner, issued the recall and notified the National Highway...

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Company Claims Product Offers Solution for Commercial Truck Rollovers

A Jonesboro truck accident lawyer explains what drivers in Arkansas should know Tractor-trailer accidents happen every year on roads in Jonesboro and throughout Arkansas, causing serious injuries that are sometimes fatal. One serious type of truck accident is a rollover, in which the wheels come off the road, causing the truck to turn over onto...

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Deadly double tractor-trailer truck accident in Arkansas

A double tractor-trailer accident on Arkansas' I-30 has left one trucker dead and a passenger, her husband, seriously injured. The truck accident happened in the Hot Spring County town of Friendship. In late May, a freightliner travelling westbound on Interstate 30 at 3:45 a.m. tried to pass another freightliner, also on I-30 West. A freightliner...

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A deadly truth: Car safety features are built for men

Anyone who has ever bought a car, or seen an advertisement for a car, is familiar with one safety metric: the 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Those who have dug into the 5-Star Rating a little more know that it's based on crash tests, specifically tests involving head-on, side-impact,...

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Drivers need to watch out for 'Zoom Zombies'

It’s often easy to identify dangerous drivers. They're talking on their phones. They're speeding through yellow – and sometimes red – traffic lights. But what about the drivers experts are calling “Zoom Zombies?” What are they and why are they so dangerous? Here's what you need to know... Zooming into danger Zombies are real and...

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