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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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Preventing Tragic Truck Accidents: NHTSA Proposes New Mandate for Side Underride Guards

Truck accidents remain a pressing concern on Arkansas roads, claiming lives and causing injuries every year. In an effort to minimize the severity of truck collisions and enhance safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a new mandate for side guards. This new mandate addresses a longstanding vulnerability that has plagued the trucking...

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Compensation for Injuries Involving Farm Equipment

Recovering your losses can be difficult without help from an attorney. Arkansas is known as the "Natural State" because it is home to vast expanses of fertile land, perfect for growing crops. From rice to soybeans, corn to wheat, and vegetables to fruits, agriculture is integral to the state's economy, providing jobs for its residents...

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Unsecured Cargo and Negligent Trucking Companies

Unsecured cargo often causes serious truck accidents Tractor-trailers transport billions of pounds of freight every year across the country. Unfortunately, some of the contents in 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks are not properly secured. As a result, the cargo can shift and cause serious tractor-trailer accidents. So who’s at fault when unsecured cargo causes...

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Why Drug Testing Truckers Helps Prevent Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks are 20 to 30 times heavier than regular passenger cars, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The size and weight alone are enough to cause a catastrophe. Truck accidents often result in devastating injuries and deaths. Some truck crashes injure and kill multiple road users. Trucking companies have an...

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What Causes a Semi-Truck To Overturn?

Rollover truck accidents often result in severe and fatal injuries. Driving near trucks on the highway can be intimidating—and for good reason. Big rigs, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and tractor-trailers are huge vehicles compared to regular passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs, which is one reason why truck accidents are extremely dangerous. In addition, because of their...

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Drug & Alcohol Use by Truckers Can Lead to Catastrophic Truck Accidents

Arkansas tractor-trailer accident lawyers discuss the dangers of impaired truckers. Truck drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol cause many serious tractor-trailer accidents. But just how common are these truck accidents? What are injury victims' legal options? Can they file a lawsuit? And if so, who can they sue? Below, you can find the...

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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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