February 24, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

The Dangers of Runaway Commercial Trailers Concern NJ Truck Accident Lawyer The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 95% of fatalities resulting from commercial truck accidents actually involved the occupants of passenger vehicles. While these figures include all types of large truck collisions, many of the fatalities came from runaway trailer accidents. The…

February 21, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Electronic Data Available for Building a Legal Case by Truck Accident Lawyers New Jersey Problems with the paper log system compelled the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, to implement a mandate that commercial trucks must have an electronic logging device, or ELD. This law went into effect in April of 2018. However, a…

February 18, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Driver Fatigue Influenced By Other Factors in Truck Collisions Statistics collected by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that 75 percent of the fatalities reported in a single year involved a collision with a commercial semi-truck with a trailer. The same study revealed that driver fatigue was a small factor even though it plays…

February 15, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Autonomous Trucks May Affect Drivers Everywhere in the Future With the recent news of federal hours of service changes, another topic that is being met with mixed reactions is the growth of autonomous truck testing. In December 2019, a self-driving truck made a cross-country journey from California to Pennsylvania to transport butter. Residents in surrounding…

January 24, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

How Commercial Deadlines and Waiting Times Could Lead to a Truck Crash Truck drivers face pressures from the federal regulators, shippers, trucking companies and receivers. With large truck crash fatalities typically reaching over 4,500 a year, commercial operators are also under scrutiny by highway law enforcement trying to keep the roads safe. Understanding what creates…

January 21, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

New California Independent Contractor Law for Truckers The new California independent contractor law regarding the 1099 classification of truck drivers are already having an effect nationwide. An article in the L.A. Times mentioned that out of 13,000 truck drivers serving the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, only a few hundred are currently classified…

January 18, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Waiting for Your Truck Accident Settlement: Financial Survival Tips Compared to the average vehicle-to-vehicle crash, the average vehicle-to-semi crash is even more severe. According to the Insurance Information Institute, semis weigh 20 to 30 times as much as most passenger vehicles. This means that most vehicle occupants have serious injuries to deal with after a…

January 15, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

2020 Regulatory Changes That Affect the Trucking Industry With the arrival of the new year, it is important for truck drivers to be aware of regulatory changes that will affect how they operate in 2020. There were several changes in 2019, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s amendment to its hours of service…

December 23, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Truck Driver Fatigue Still Common Even With the Mandatory Rest Break According to the Accident Analysis and Prevention study conducted in 2017, most truck accidents that involve driver fatigue happen only 20 miles from a truck stop or a rest area. This suggests that the current system for reducing driver fatigue, via the 30-minute mandatory…