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Did You Know This Is the Most Common Cause of a Semi Truck Crash?

It’s easy to assume that the trucker is always to blame when there’s a crash that involves a passenger vehicle and a semitruck, but this isn’t always what happens. In the majority of wrecks that involve those two types of vehicles, it’s often a passenger vehicle driver who’s to blame. But, that driver might not…

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Hands-free Devices Are Still Distracting

It’s clear that cellphone use in the car is a major distraction. For professional drivers in 80,000-pound trucks, they’re not allowed to use their phones while driving in order to prevent accidents. Of course, drivers who are working for a living do need to be able to communicate. To do so, they’re allowed to use…

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Unsafe Stairs Are a Slip-and-Fall Hazard

You typically don’t think twice about using the stairs. You don’t consider the risks. It’s only after a fall that it becomes apparent just how risky these can be, especially if someone negligently allows them to fall into disrepair. For instance, maybe you live in an apartment building and you have an exterior staircase that…

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Improperly Secured Loads on Semi Trucks Can Claim Lives

A trucker has many responsibilities as they’re heading out on a haul. One of these is to ensure that the cargo they’re carrying is properly secured. The U.S. Department of Transportation sets specific standards for how certain loads should be secured. Truckers who don’t verify compliance with those standards, even if another party secured the…

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