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Measures are in place for reducing fatigue among truck drivers


Truck drivers in North Carolina may be aware of the rules and regulations regarding working hours, which were established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA in order to improve safety on the highways. The goal is to ensure that drivers on the highways are not fatigued because of extended working hours because that is one major contributing factor in the number of truck accidents that occur on the highways. There may be some trucking companies that push their drivers beyond the limit without understanding the threat that fatigued drivers pose to other motorists and pedestrians on the road.

Truck accident with motorcycle kills two, injures several


It probably goes without saying, the consequences of a North Carolina truck accident can be devastating for the occupants of the smaller vehicle that was involved in the accident. The situation is worse for the victim, if the smaller vehicle was as small and as lightweight as a motorcycle. A recent incident that occurred approximately one hour west of Raleigh, North Carolina, proves just that.

North Carolina truckers can face higher truck accidents penalties


Commercial vehicles, such as trucks and other large commercial vehicles, which carry large loads in North Carolina, are subject to more stringent laws than other personal vehicles. Commercial vehicles, like trucks, offer their services for a price. With that in mind, in the event of an accident, the trucking company may find itself in the position of being indicted.

Interstate trucks are subject to special laws in North Carolina


Truck drivers often carry very heavy loads on North Carolina roads. Many truck drivers drive at night or travel across state lines as part of their job. Truck drivers are usually commercial drivers who have been hired by the trucking company to use their trucks to help them succeed in business.

What causes truck accidents on the road?


Truck accidents often lead to serious injuries because they have the potential to cause multiple car and vehicular accidents in addition to pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Due to the size of most trucks, trucking companies try to ensure that only experienced commercial drivers are hired to drive such large vehicles.

North Carolina considering bill to alter trucking regulations


Many people think that trucks are safer than all other forms of transportation due to the fact that most truckers are more experienced and better trained than other drivers who drive personal vehicles. On the other hand, a truck accident also has a greater chance of causing extreme devastation, accidents and fatalities due to the size of the vehicle.

The right approach when handling truck accident cases


The scene that follows a tractor-trailer crash can be chaotic. Frequently, people injured in a truck accident require emergency care. At the same time, emergency crews are busy cleaning up the scene and law enforcement officials are investigating what happened and ensuring that they identify who may have been responsible. This situation is common everywhere, including in North Carolina.

Can train-truck coordination avert truck accidents?

Truck accidents, whether they occur in North Carolina or anywhere else in the nation, can be quite disastrous. A truck accident can injure or kill more people simply because of the truck's sheer size. In North Carolina, tractor-trailer and railroad accidents have, unfortunately, become far too common. Although the U.S. has rolled out a high-tech system to stop train-tractor crashes, it may still take five more years for that system to be implemented.

Driver with past violations involved in train-truck accident


Residents of Wake County, North Carolina, might know that all commercial vehicles carrying large loads need to follow weight limits set by North Carolina authorities. These limits are set with various factors in mind, such as reducing the effects of an accident.

What are the rules for drivers involved in truck accidents?


Accidents in North Carolina that involve large vehicles, like trucks, can be disastrous. Truck accidents often cause death simply because of their sheer size. Commercial vehicle drivers need to follow the same procedure as private vehicle drivers when it comes to accidents. If a person dies because of an accident, or there is estimated damage of $1,000 or more, North Carolina law requires that the police are notified immediately.

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