It seems natural to think that all truck drivers should have 20-20 vision in both eyes, even if they need glasses to achieve it. This is especially true for commercial truck drivers who haul agricultural, manufacturing, industrial, and retail products throughout the country. Soon, however, that may no longer be the case. The Federal Motor…

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Oil tanker trucks are commonplace throughout Oklahoma. Oil exploration, development, and distribution are the lifeblood of the state economy. The transport of oil is especially dangerous for many reasons, starting with the fact that cargo is combustible and hazardous. Cars and even many trucks are no match for the size, weight, and larger dimensions of…

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Determining fault in a vehicle accidents can be challenging. This is particularly true in a commercial truck accident case, even when it seems obvious one truck seemed to have caused the accident. The reason for this is that one or more parties related to the truck may be responsible, including the driver, owner, trucking company,…

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Thousands of accidents occur each year involving semi-trucks and smaller passenger vehicles. This results in thousands of injuries and deaths, leaving crash victims and their families devastated both personally and financially. In fact, in 2019, there were 2,734 fatal accidents involving trucks and buses in the United States. In these crashes, 3,087 lost their lives,…

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You have probably heard about “black boxes” as they relate to passenger aircraft accident investigations. You may not know that commercial trucks often carry this same type of device. A black box in a commercial truck can record and provide the same type of valuable data that is sought after in the aftermath of plane…

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It’s hard to drive any truck in reverse. The sight lines are difficult. A truck of any size is hard to control. Still, just because a task is difficult doesn’t excuse negligence. Precisely because backing out into traffic or into a loading dock is hard, truck drivers must take extra precautions so the truck doesn’t…

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Commercial truck accidents have the potential to inflict serious injuries on victims riding in passenger vehicles due to large weight difference between the two vehicles involved in these crashes. One of the types of truck crashes that cause particularly devastating injuries to drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles is the underride crash. These collisions often…

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