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Long hours make for high risk of truck driver fatigue

Federal regulations that stipulate how long a trucker may drive exist for good reason. Limiting the number of hours behind the wheel is intended to reduce the risk of an operator suffering from truck driver fatigue. However, this is often a difficult regulation to enforce, sometimes resulting in deadly accidents in Texas that devastate the lives of victims and their families.

An Austin truck accident can lead to a lifetime of pain and loss

If you live in the Austin area or surrounding suburbs, then you are well aware of the heavy flow of large trucks in and around the city. Along with that increased traffic, comes the increased likelihood of being involved in a serious truck accident. These accidents can lead to a lifetime of pain, suffering and economic damages.

Deadly accident that killed 1 may be result of trucker error

Texas officials never lack for work to do, especially when it comes to investigating serious accidents. One of the most recent traffic fatalities may be the result of a trucker error. The crash involved several vehicles, including two tractor-trailers.

Texas patrolman injured in terrifying truck accident

Police work can be a rewarding but often dangerous undertaking. However, many officers may not give a lot of consideration to the possibility of being involved in a truck accident, especially when engaged in a relatively routine duty. However, one Texas patrolman is now working to recover after a serious accident.

Change in rules could lead to increased truck driver fatigue

Without the efforts of the commercial trucking industry, many businesses would be unable to provide their customers with the material goods they have come to expect in a timely manner. Unfortunately, this convenience sometimes results in accidents caused by truck driver fatigue. Drivers who have not spent adequate time off of the road pose a danger to fellow travelers here in Texas and elsewhere throughout the nation.

Texas truck accident claims the life of motorcycle rider

There is generally no contest in a wreck between a motorcyclist and an 18-wheeler. This is especially true when the truck is traveling at highway speeds and hauling a full tank of heavy fuel, making it difficult to stop or maneuver quickly if necessitated by traffic conditions. A recent truck accident in Texas cost the life of a motorcyclist and caused significant damage to the highway's infrastructure.

Fiery truck accident takes life of Texas woman

When someone drives a commercial vehicle for a living, he or she takes on added responsibility for safety on the nation's highways. Generally, commercial vehicles such as tractor trailers weigh significantly more than other vehicles, and they are much more difficult to stop when traffic conditions deteriorate. A recent 18-wheeler truck accident in Texas claimed the life of one woman, and caused additional damage to other motorists.

Texas woman sues UPS for injuries after truck accident

When people think of UPS and other package delivery truck drivers, the image that comes to mind is typically a polite and safe motorist. However, no company, or its drivers, are perfect. Recently, a UPS truck accident involving two other vehicles in Texas claimed the life of a man and severely injured one driver.

Dumpster truck accident hits Texas bridge, killing 1

Due to increased scrutiny and safety concerns, many states throughout the country have begun to take a serious look at the many bridges and overpasses that exist within their borders. However, despite any structural issues, commercial trucks can still cause significant damage if their drivers do not ensure that the truck's equipment (such as a boom) is properly stowed. A recent tragic truck accident and bridge collapse in Texas resulted in the loss of one young child and also caused significant injuries to a mother.

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