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Trucking companies must drug test driver applicants

Driving a truck is hard work. For this reason, trucking companies must carefully screen driver applicants before allowing them to haul cargo in a big rig. Drivers who are in some way compromised pose a tremendous danger to themselves and others and may cause accidents while out on the road.

Truck accident in Pennsylvania impedes toll booth traffic

As Pennsylvanian motorists are no doubt aware, there are no good places for truck accidents to occur. But some locations can be especially hazardous. For example, collisions in confined areas can pose specific dangers.Recently in South Whitehall Township, a tractor trailer reportedly overturned while on a ramp of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. According to a turnpike dispatch supervisor, the ramp leads in the direction of some toll booths. The supervisor also reported that the driver of the tractor trailer was able to extricate himself from the vehicle. And while the overturned vehicle hindered the progress of traffic, motorist were able to use one lane to proceed to the toll booths.Happily, there was no mention of injuries in the report. This may be owed to the fact that the incident took place on a Saturday. In many places, weekday morning traffic is crowded with motorists on their way to work. If a truck overturns during a heavy traffic period, there can be a greater likelihood of very serious consequences.Equally frightening is that the event reportedly happened on an exit ramp. Such ramps are often so narrow that when an accident occurs, it can be very difficult for other drivers to avoid being involved in a collision.Truck accidents can happen any day at any time. Victims of truck accidents can suffer severe injuries and excessive property damage. A thorough investigation can help determine liability. In turn, victims may have a stronger case as they seek appropriate compensation.If you are ever involved in a truck collision, A Pennsylvania attorney can perform an investigation. The attorney may also be able to represent your interests in your pursuit of recompense.

Simple steps can help you stay safe around trucks

Pennsylvania drivers are likely familiar with the potential hazards they face when sharing the road with tractor-trailers. Recently on this blog, we covered some of the more common causes of truck accidents. In this post, we will discuss some of the things you can do to stay safe when driving in the proximity of big rigs.

Many factors can contribute to truck accidents

We all know from experience that driving among big rig trucks can make for hectic traveling. Their size makes them quite intimidating. There is good reason to feel trepidation when near these large vehicles. Truck accidents can cause extensive damage and serious injuries.

I've just been in a truck accident; what do I do now?

There is little in life that could prepare anyone for the immediate aftermath of a collision with a tractor trailer. The experience could leave a person with serious accident injuries. If luck is on your side and you do not sustain serious injuries, the experience of the crash could still leave you shaken and disoriented. But, you will likely have to find a way to function immediately.

Lawmakers hesitant to act despite rise in truck accidents

Did you know that more than 100,000 people are injured in truck accidents across the nation each year? According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck accidents are common occurrences, happening at an average rate of nearly 11 times per day nationwide. But despite a clear danger, state and federal legislators are hesitant to make changes that could save lives.

Walmart faces lawsuit from celebrity injured in truck crash

Motor vehicle accidents happen in every state across the nation. And while some only get reported in local papers, some garner national attention. Sometimes this is because a celebrity or famous person was involved in the crash, while in other cases they are of national interest because they touch on a problem that affects the entire nation.

Two road workers struck by semi on closed turnpike

A serious accident involving two workers from the Turnpike Commission is standing as a tragic reminder of what can happen when motorists fail to exercise caution in road construction areas. It’s a tragedy some of our Erie readers may have already heard about but hope they never experience in their lifetime.

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