Here Are the Most Common Drugs Used by Truck Drivers

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Truck driving is a hard and stressful job marked by long, lonely hours. So, perhaps it’s not surprising that some truckers turn to drugs. However, most people would be shocked by how widespread the problem is. In 2013, one international study found that half of truckers admitted to drinking on the job, and 30 percent…

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New Trucking Safety Regulations Make Washington Roads Safer 

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For years, the team at Seattle Truck Law has advocated for stricter safety regulations that reduce crashes and put drivers’ lives first. In July, the House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act, an initiative designed to protect the lives of truckers and motorists alike. Keep reading to learn how this bill affects trucking companies,…

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How Do I Sue Milky Way Trucking After a Wreck?

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Milky Way, now a division of TLI Inc., is the largest bulk milk hauler in the Pacific Northwest. The company made a name for itself hauling “sensitive liquids” in the 1940s. Today, they maintain a fleet of roughly 350 trucks and employ more than 500 drivers. Milky Way Trucking also has a history of crashes.…

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6 Hidden Injuries to Look Out for After a Semi Truck Crash

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An auto accident can be a frightening, overwhelming experience. But a semi-truck crash can be truly life-altering due to the sheer size and force of these massive vehicles. Still, despite the violence of most of these collisions, sometimes people walk away seemingly unharmed. But in many cases, these victims have significant injuries that are masked…

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Trucking Hours of Service Regulations Are Changing Again — and Not for the Better

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced upcoming changes to Hours of Service rules for truckers. These changes will take place on September 29, 2020, and they are designed to give drivers greater flexibility and control over their schedules. However, the changes also put ordinary drivers at significant risk for a deadly truck wreck. Hours…

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How Do I Sue Haney Truck Line After a Truck Wreck?

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Yakima-based Haney Truck Line is one of the largest heavy-haul trucking companies in Washington State and along the West Coast, with more than 450 trucks and 1,500 trailers that can haul at least 63,000 pounds. Haney was recently purchased by Wilson Logistics based in Springfield, Missouri, which ships general freight nationwide. Haney Truck Line was involved in a few crashes in the years before their acquisition, although all…

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Trucking Rules Changed Under Coronavirus. What Does That Mean for the Future of Trucking Safety?

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During the initial peak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) temporarily changed trucking industry safety guidelines and restrictions. Changes included letting drivers with learner’s permits drive without their CDL and changing the hours of service guidelines so truckers could drive longer than they would be allowed to otherwise. Advocates said these changes would make…

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I Was Hurt in a Dump Truck Accident — What Now?

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Dump trucks: they’re everywhere on construction sites, usually hauling waste, stones, and other debris. Many people don’t realize that dump trucks, with their unusual designs and loose, heavy loads, are highly dangerous and prone to causing devastating dump truck accidents. And when a passenger vehicle gets in a crash with a dump truck, the passenger…

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Why Truck Companies Don’t Want Driver-Facing Cameras

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 4,136 people died in truck-related crashes in 2018. That number alone justifies implementing technology that can make U.S. roadways safer for everyone. In recent years, multiple companies have developed sophisticated systems that monitor truck driver actions and the road around trucks. While these systems have been…

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What Washington Drivers Need to Know About Electric Trucks

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Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity and demand, and electric trucks are right around the corner. But even though these new vehicles may have some advantages, they come with risks too. In this blog, we’ll take a look at electric trucks and try to break down what we can expect from these vehicles on our roads.…

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