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Truck Driver Fatigue: A Major Cause of Truck Accidents

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Tractor trailers are substantially heavier than smaller vehicles and have many more blind spots. Coupled with long work hours, and trucks can become extremely dangerous on the roadways. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that nearly 4,000 people die in large truck crashes each year. Driver fatigue is a leading factor in those crashes. To help prevent...
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Preventing Truck Accidents With Distraction-Free Driving

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 26, 2016 at 11:30 am
Distracted driving is a nationwide epidemic that has been estimated to contribute to nine deaths and 1,153 injuries every day. It's particularly important for truck drivers to avoid driving distracted, as their vehicles have the potential to cause exceptionally devastating crashes. A tractor trailer's massive size, combined with its numerous blind spots and inability to stop quickly, make it a highly...
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Three Common Types of Trucking Accidents

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm
The sheer size and weight of many commercial vehicles cause them to be extremely dangerous when crashes occur. Sadly, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that in 2013, 3,541 crashes involving large trucks and buses resulted in fatality and 69,000 crashes involved nonfatal injury. Three common incidents in tractor trailer crashes include jackknifing, rollovers, and underride collisions. All three...
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Why Safe Driving Distances Can Prevent Truck Accidents

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm
A tractor trailer accident can be deadly, in large part due to the size of a truck .  A fully-loaded semi can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, or 20 times more than a passenger vehicle. Although large trucks and buses have larger brakes than other cars and vehicles, they need more time to come to a complete stop.  That's...
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Winter Driving Tips to Prevent Accidents

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm
With another month of winter left, it’s important for all drivers and passengers to continue to be diligent in traveling safely to prevent car accidents. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) offers a few tips and precautions for drivers before and during winter travel. Before driving: Check weather applications and/or listen to weather and travel advisories Remove snow and ice from...
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Deadly I-78 Pileup Kills Three, Injures Dozens

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 15, 2016 at 11:52 am
A multi-vehicle pileup killed three people and sent dozens to hospitals after a passing snow squall suddenly diminished visibility on Interstate 78 near Harrisburg on February 13. The crash involved at least 50 commercial and private vehicles, and more than 40 people were transported to several area hospitals, CBS reported. The tractor trailer accident attorneys at Anapol Weiss have seen...
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4 Reasons Truck Accidents are Extremely Dangerous

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 9, 2016 at 11:33 am
The skills required to operate a tractor trailer are vastly different than those needed to drive cars, pickup trucks and SUVs. Their size, weight and other factors cause them to be deadly in the event of a crash. Below are four factors that make truck accident or tractor trailers particularly dangerous: 1. Size A tractor trailer can weigh up to 40...
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