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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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Truck Driver Reliance on Safety Technology, Waco Attorney Discusses

It’s the wave of the future for commercial trucks – sophisticated accident prevention technology. Since a fully-loaded truck can weigh up to 80,000 lbs, this technology can be beneficial to keeping the roads safe in Waco and across the State of Texas.   Like many of today’s automobiles, these new safety features include:   Lane-departure warning systems: This...

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Texas School Bus Safety Depends On All Of Us

When we send our children to school on the bus in the morning, we put our faith in the driver and the school system to transport our children to and from home safely. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Last month, Time Magazine reported that a school bus was struck by a power line on its...

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FMCSA Proposed Changes To Hours-Of-Service Rules For Truck Drivers

It has always been understood that trucking is a dangerous industry. Until recently, many drivers spent exhausting, long days on the road, often driving through hazardous conditions with little or no sleep.   These drivers were pushed to work long hours by employers who often threatened to withhold pay if drivers put their own needs and the safety of others before a deadline. It was only within the...

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