Posts by Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

Do Truck Companies Pressure Drivers to Break the Law?

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Do Truck Companies Pressure Drivers to Break the Law? What You Need to Know Trucking companies often pressure their drivers to break federal law in an effort to maximize company profits. Companies can get away with this manipulation because many drivers only make a living wage after they work an extreme amount of overtime. Overworking…

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Hit by an Amazon Delivery Truck in Washington? Here’s What to Do

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Hit by an Amazon Delivery Truck in Washington? Here’s What to Do What You Need to Know  Amazon contracts with delivery drivers through third–party companies, often using unmarked trucks to deliver Amazon orders.  An investigation by a nonprofit journalism organization identified 60 accidents caused by Amazon delivery contractors since 2015 that resulted in serious injuries, including 10 deaths. The true toll…

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Studies Reveal Drugged and Distracted Driving Among Truckers

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Studies Reveal Drugged and Distracted Driving Among Truckers According to a pair of new studies, distracted driving and drugged driving among truckers remain two of the most serious threats to travelers in the United States.   The first of these reports, which was commissioned by The Alliance for Driver Safety and Security and presented to the U.S. House of Congress in June,…

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What to Expect From the Trucking Industry in 2020

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What to Expect From the Trucking Industry in 2020 2019 was a year of trucking companies ducking life-saving industry regulations, and it looks like 2020 may be no different. In the past, lawmakers and activists successfully pushed for incremental changes to protect ordinary drivers on the road. Today, the trucking industry is increasingly resistant to…

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About Bus Accidents

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About Bus Accidents Thousands of Washington residents ride buses every day. From long-haul trips across the state to everyday errands or even a ride to school in the morning, busses are supposed to be efficient and safe. However, due to their size and high center of balance, it’s not unusual for…

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What Will Happen in My Truck Accident Case?

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What Will Happen in My Truck Accident Case? If you or someone you love was hit by a truck, your life probably feels like it’s been torn to pieces. The injuries are extremely serious, and you want to hold the people who did this accountable. However, you aren’t sure where to start or what the…

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Tips for Staying Safe on the Road This Holiday Season

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Tips for Staying Safe on the Road This Holiday Season An increasing number of people are travelling for the fall and winter holidays; AAA estimates that over 102 million Americans hit the road around Christmas and New Year’s Day in 2018. While it’s exciting to celebrate with loved ones, it’s also a dangerous time to…

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Maximum Driving Hours Could Impact Your Truck Accident Case

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How Maximum Driving Hours Could Impact Your Truck Accident Case Commercial truck drivers have a responsibility to ensure they don’t endanger others on the road. One of the ways truck drivers can help keep the roads safe is to follow all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations — especially those regarding the maximum hours…

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