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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries From Truck Accidents

The size and mass of large commercial trucks exert a greater force in a collision compared to smaller vehicles. This increases the risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in crash victims. The risk is even greater when truck accidents involve motorcycles or pedestrians, who lack the protection offered by a vehicle frame. When such devastating...

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Important Changes in Trucking Regulations: What You Need to Know

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has introduced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) aimed at revolutionizing the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program. This move is more than just a procedural tweak; it's a bold step forward in enhancing efficiency and flexibility in the CDL process. These changes in trucking regulations could reduce...

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Understanding the Danger of Semi-Truck Tire Blowouts

Semi-truck tire blowouts are a major safety hazard on Arkansas's roads and highways. They can happen suddenly, result in serious and fatal truck accidents, and cause widespread damage. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Large Truck Crash Causation Study shows that around 8,000 semi-trucks experience tire blowouts each year across the United States. Most...

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'Prohibited' Truckers on FMCSA Drug & Alcohol List to Have CDLs Revoked

Loophole in driving prohibition to be removed. Starting next November, truck drivers with a "prohibited" status in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse will have their commercial driving privileges removed by state licensing agencies. It's an extra measure to prevent impaired driving truck accidents in Arkansas and across the United States....

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FMCSA's Top Speed Plans for Commercial Trucks Remain Unclear

To help prevent accidents involving commercial trucks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently updated its entry in the U.S. Department of Transportation's September 2023 Significant Rulemaking Report on its top speed plans. It removed a specific top speed from the proposed speed limiter rule for commercial motor vehicles. The original report had indicated...

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Farm Workers' Safety at Greater Risk During Harvest Season

Knowing the hazards may help Arkansas farmers and workers avoid injury. It's harvest time in Arkansas, one of the year's busiest periods for local farmers. Unfortunately, harvest time increases the risk for farmers due to round-the-clock work with specialized, rarely used equipment, alongside the pressure to secure valuable crops. These factors heighten the potential for...

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FMCSA Seeks Advice on Improving Carrier Safety Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering new regulations that could impact commercial truck drivers, including those operating tractor-trailers. These proposed rules aim to revamp the criteria used by FMCSA to assess a commercial truck driver's fitness for safely operating a commercial truck. Specifically, the proposed federal regulations seek to alter the key...

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Truck Accidents Caused by Negligent Hiring Practices

Trucking companies must uphold safety standards and hire drivers responsibly Negligent hiring practices by trucking companies often contribute to a significant number of commercial tractor-trailer accidents. These companies are responsible for ensuring that they hire truck drivers who not only possess proper licenses but also have a safe driving record devoid of a history of...

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Proposal to Require AEBs Could Reduce Rear-End Truck Accidents

In a move that could significantly reduce rear-end truck accidents and save lives, federal traffic safety officials are considering whether new large trucks should be required to have Automatic Emergency Breaking systems (AEBs). If it becomes a rule, the proposal could significantly impact Arkansas roads. Serious and fatal rear-end truck accidents are common here. The...

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Hundreds of Commercial Motor Vehicles Removed from Roadways During Unannounced Brake Safety Day

The outcome raises significant concerns about the trucking industry. The findings of an unannounced "brake safety day" have been revealed, and they are alarming. Without a doubt, brakes are among the most crucial safety components in any vehicle. The ability to slow down or stop to avoid collisions can be the difference between life and...

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