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Posts tagged "trucking accident"

Truck drivers still prohibited from using marijuana

When traveling in Illinois, drivers no doubt pass tractor-trailers. Even just passing alongside one of these big-rigs, one cannot help but notice the sheer size difference between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler. For some, even just this realization is frightening.

40 Years, 4 Million Miles, 0 Truck Accidents: Safe Truck Driving Is Possible

Big rigs may be challenging to drive, but it is possible to drive them safely. Just ask Mr. Powell, a Griffith, Illinois, truck driver who has driven trucks for 40 years and has never been in a truck accident. The driver recently received a Four Million Mile Award for driving that far without a single accident.

Will Electronic On Board Recorders Make Roadways Safer?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been pushing to mandate electronic onboard recorders (EOBR) throughout the trucking industry. EOBR's are electronic logs and global positioning systems that automatically record where a truck is and how many hours it has been on the road.

FMCSA Issues New Rules Targeting "Reincarnated Carriers"

Motor carriers - buses and other vehicles that carry passengers - are subject to fines and other enforcement actions when they operate unsafely. Companies with repeated violations and truck accidents can be forced off the road by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a regulatory agency.

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