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Citing Coronavirus, Feds Allow More Drowsy Truckers on Area Highways

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Truckers are essential to the supply chain. But when regulators relax safety rules in response to the pandemic, is your family safer? A limited safety exemption was already on the books. On March 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the hours of service exemption to include truckers hauling fuel, groceries, medical supplies,… Read More »

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Issues in Drowsy Driver Truck Crash Claims

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Truck driver fatigue has long been an issue in this area. Recent evidence makes these claims easier to establish in court. There is a direct relationship between hours worked and possibility of fatigue. This finding makes it easier to establish liability for damages in these cases, especially in light of the enhanced truck driver… Read More »

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Essential Evidence in Truck Crash Cases

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Large semi-trucks carry hundreds of gallons of highly-flammable diesel fuel. And, these massive vehicles are difficult to control, because they weigh over 80,000 pounds. Additionally, due to the ongoing truck driver shortage, many of these commercial operators have little behind-the-wheel experience. This combination often leads to catastrophic injuries, like serious burns and wrongful death…. Read More »

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What You Need To Know About Truck Accidents In Florida

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The number of fatal tour bus and large truck crashes has increased 29 percent since 2009. Much of this increase may be due to fatigued driving. Many Tampa shipping companies pay their drivers by the load and not by the mile. So, these individuals must stay on the road as long as possible to… Read More »

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Tractor-Trailer Passing Through Brevard County Catches Fire, Kills One, Injures Two

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A 63-year-old driver, whose name was not released, lost control of his big rig after a tire tread separation. His hydrogen peroxide load caught fire; the flames engulfed multiple vehicles. After the tire failure, the truck careened out of control on southbound Interstate 95 near mile marker 162, eventually smashing into the center guardrails…. Read More »

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Runaway Semi-Truck Kills Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy

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Investigators are still looking for answers after a ten-year veteran, who had received numerous commendations, rear-ended a large truck on southbound Interstate 95. The accident occurred in Titusville near the State Road 50 interchange. Field Training Officer Kevin Stanton was driving in the far left lane when a semi-truck just ahead of him experienced… Read More »

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Large Truck Crash Kills Plant City Boy

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A 12-year-old passenger was killed almost instantly when his mother’s BMW collided with an oncoming semi truck. The wreck occurred on State Highway 60 at the Bailey Road intersection in Mulberry. Police and witnesses state that 38-year-old Carlos Colchado, of Fort Meade, collided with 29-year-old Maricela Resendiz, of Plant City, as she attempted to… Read More »

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