Commercial Trucking Accident

Coping With Mental Health Issues After a Truck Wreck

Coping With Mental Health Issues After a Truck Wreck

Mental Health Issues After a Truck Wreck Are Real When most people think of big truck crashes, they might not immediately think of depression, PTSD, or anxiety. Unfortunately, mental health issues after a truck wreck are not only real, but they’re actually very common. For victims suffering after a traumatic crash with a big truck,…

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Do Truck Companies Pressure Employees to Break the Law?

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Do Truck Companies Pressure Employees 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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Truck Companies Continue to Operate After Repeat Safety Violations

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Truck Companies Continue to Operate After Repeat Safety Violations Tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks can cause devastating injuries when they crash, which is why various regulatory organizations and agencies exist to make sure truck companies operate safely. So, it might surprise you to learn that even when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) —…

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How Trucking Companies Cause Deadly Truck Accidents

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How Trucking Companies Cause Deadly Truck Accidents When a deadly truck wreck occurs, suspicious eyes usually fall on the truck driver. Were they speeding? Driving while drunk or high? Playing with their cell phone in the cab? Too often, truck drivers simply act as the “fall guys” in these cases. Yes, the truck driver may…

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After I Get Home from the Hospital, What Happens Next?

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When your truck wreck-related injuries require a lengthy hospitalization, you’ll probably yearn for the comforts of home throughout your hospital stay. When the hospital finally discharges you, it’s an important milestone in your recovery, but there’s still plenty of work to do.

Keep reading for information and advice that can help you successfully transition home and navigate the many challenges that follow a devastating truck crash and hospitalization.

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Can Technology Help Curb Distracted Truck Driving?

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A distracted truck driver’s vehicle can travel more than a football field in the time it takes to read a text. When the vehicle in question weighs up to 80,000 pounds, any inattention on the part of the driver poses an enormous hazard. And while there’s technology that can reduce the impact of distracted driving, trucking companies keep dragging their feet when it comes to implementation. Continue reading to learn more about these advances and find out ways you can protect yourself after a truck crash.

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Truck Driver Sleep Apnea Remains a Threat to Public Safety

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The past two years have been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride when it comes to sleep apnea testing for truck drivers. Right now, lawmakers who say they’re out to pass testing requirements which could reduce deadly truck crashes continue to fight against trucking industry lobbyists and even their own colleagues, who argue that mandatory sleep apnea testing for truck drivers constitutes a “witch hunt” that invades drivers’ privacy. 

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