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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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Adopting New Safety Tech for Commercial Trucks in Texas

Car safety features have become more advanced and more common over the past decade. Many features are now standard and more affordable, such as forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking. More importantly, research has shown that these features are reducing crashes in passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, commercial trucks are another story. Why the trucking industry...

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A Quarter of Texas Big Rigs Cited for Safety Concerns

Commercial trucks are a common sight on our nation’s roads. They make up 12.8 percent of all registered vehicles and transport billions of dollars worth of goods across the country. In 2016, there were a total of 3.68 million heavy-duty trucks in operation. With that many trucks on the road, motorists should trust that the...

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Texas Ranks At the Bottom in Road Safety

Rankings from WalletHub show that Texas ranks among the least safe states for road safety. Using a variety of measurements, they ranked states based on overall safety and on various subcategories. Texas ranks 47th in overall safety and 43rd in road safety. Both rankings are concerning, but the poor road safety creates a daily risk...

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Texas in the Top 10 for Hit-and-Run Fatalities

There’s a troubling trend on our nation’s roads: the number of hit-and-run fatalities has risen since 2006 by a considerable amount. The American Automobile Association (AAA) conducted the research that uncovered the rising trend after analyzing traffic data from 2006 through 2016. In the state of Texas, there was a 30 percent rise just from...

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Better Truck Safety Standards Could Have Prevented Deaths

A crash in June 2016 that resulted in six fatalities and five injuries may have been lessened or prevented entirely if enhanced safety standards were implemented and a crash mitigation system had been installed. Both vehicles, a tractor trailer and an SUV, were traveling under conditions that contributed to the crash. The National Transportation Safety...

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