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Hours of Service Violations and Trucking Accidents

There are many different causes of trucking accidents on the roads today. Errors made on the part of truck drivers themselves are the primary cause of a majority of trucking accidents. Any time that a truck driver is impaired, whether it’s due to sleep deprivation, alcohol, using prescription medication, or just being distracted, can lead … Read More

6 Things You May Not Know about Semi-trucks

Drive down any Florida highway and you are bound to see several semi-trucks. Unless you know a truck driver or count one among your family members, you may not know much about these massive vehicles. There is much more to 18-wheelers than meets the eye. Here are some interesting facts about semis. If you have … Read More

Could Truck Side Guards Save Lives?

Most of Europe require side guards on semi trucks, to protect pedestrians, bike riders and motorcyclists. Boston, New York City and Portland, OR have passed legislation requiring side guards. NYC also offers incentives to private businesses that install them. However, many other states and cities have been slow to adopt similar measures. Over 100 American … Read More

How Technology is Changing the Trucking Industry

Technology is in nearly every sphere of our everyday lives from how we bank to how we interact with family across oceans. Technology also now plays a larger role than ever in how we work. This is also true for the commercial trucking industry. Many of the advances in technology currently used in the commercial … Read More

Where to Find a Truck Accident Lawyer

Semi-truck crashes are some of the most devastating motor vehicle collisions on the road. When you put an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer up against a standard vehicle weighing just 4,000 pounds, the results can be horrific. If you have been involved in a tractor-trailer crash, or you have lost a loved one in this type of accident, … Read More

Will New Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) Save Truck Accidents?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published a new rule that requires commercial truck and bus operators to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record their services hours by 2017. Unlike traditional paper logs, ELDs automatically record driving times in sync with a commercial vehicle’s engine. The new ELD mandate, which requires the … Read More

Why Are There So Many Truck Shortages in Florida?

The trucking industry has faced a number of challenges in the past, and continues to face many of these challenges today. Most of these challenges arise from the shortage of truck drivers in the trucking industry. This overall shortage has caused a reduced number of trucks on the road, increased workload for the few available … Read More

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SAFETY ON THE ROADS: TRUCKING LAWS

Truckers and trucking companies must adhere to both federal and state guidelines concerning size, weight, and maintenance of all vehicles before delivering goods in order to help keep our roads safe.

TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA

Truck accidents happen every day in the state of Florida. Driver error is among the top reasons and causes of truck accidents. The more fatigued truck drivers on our roads, the more truck accidents happen.

TRUCK ACCIDENT? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…

If you were involved in a truck accident, and suffered serious injuries, then you need legal representation. There are many factors to investigate while preparing a personal injury case. Never try to tackle your truck accident on your own.

Truck Accident information Videos

We all have busy lives. We are always on the go. Every day our roadways are filled with cars and trucks, rushing to their destinations.

How often is driver error the cause of a truck accident? Over the years, the legal team at Fetterman & Associates has found that many serious commercial truck accident cases are caused by driver error.