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Changes to HOS Regulations Could Put Texas Drivers At Risk: Waco Attorneys Warn

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a notice of proposed changes to the hours of service (HOS) rules, which seek to update the existing regulations on the trucking industry. The currently HOS regulations place an 11-hour cap on driving time within a 14-hour shift. The FMCSA asserts that these changes will provide...

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Texas Attorney Weighs in on TxDOT's Commitment to Vision Zero

In 2017, approximately 3,721 people across Texas were killed in traffic collisions. Now the Texas Transportation Commission wants to cut those numbers in half by 2035 and eliminate traffic deaths entirely by 2050, according to an article in the Houston Chronicle. What does the vision zero goal mean for Texas? The state’s intended goal to...

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Texas Attorney Weighs in on Young Truck Drivers & Safety Concerns

Currently, 70 percent of freight in the United States is transported by commercial trucks. The trucking industry, however, is experiencing a high turnover rate, primarily due to an overall dissatisfaction in compensation and benefits. According to NPR, the shortage has been a problem for nearly a quarter-century and has caused the demand for freight to...

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Best Ideas to Avoid Traffic Fatalities in Texas

The number of traffic fatalities in Texas dropped in 2018 for the first time since 2015 according to preliminary data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Overall, however, Texas traffic fatalities have gone up 34 percent since 2010. As reported in The News, there were 3,567 road deaths in 2018, a 4 percent decrease...

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Texas Attorney Discusses the Dangers Posed by Double-Trailer Trucks

The tug-of-war effort among lawmakers regarding whether to permit larger commercial trucks continues to be an ongoing battle. Specifically, proposed legislation would increase the weight limit on commercial trucks from 80,000 to 91,000 pounds and increase the permissible length of double-trailer trucks by 10 feet.   Proponents claim that longer, heavier trucks are generally safe and will streamline the delivery of commercial goods. Opponents...

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