What Is Trucking “Slip Seating” and Is It Dangerous?

In an attempt to deal with the rising costs occurring in the trucking industry, trucking companies are turning to creative solutions. One recent change trucking companies are implementing is the option of something called “slip seating.” Slip seating happens when one or two truck drivers are assigned to the same truck. When one truck driver…

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FMCSA May Be Cracking Down on Unsafe Trucks, Drivers, and Companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has an abundance of new proposed rules for the trucking industry. These new rules will specifically target roadside inspections, automatic emergency braking systems (AEBs), and electronic logging devices (ELDs). Between March and June 2021, the agency plans to issue formal notices along with at least four proposals. The…

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How to Safely Share the Roads with Trucks

If you’ve been on the road, either as passenger or driver, chances are you’ve been on that road with an 18-wheeler truck. They tend to stand out, being the biggest things on the road, and they can definitely be intimidating. Accidents happen, and accidents involving a much larger vehicle can be especially devastating. Knowing how…

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Should I Settle My Tulsa Truck Accident Case?

You were lucky enough to survive a truck crash. That’s already a win, but navigating the post-accident world of insurance adjusters, settlement offers and the pressure to financially recover from the damages you’ve suffered can make surviving a truck accident a living nightmare. The sheer volume of information to remember and deadlines to meet, in…

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New Surface Transportation Bill Could See Sweeping Safety Standard Reform

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee introduced a bipartisan bill in June to invest $78 billion in transportation infrastructure over the next five years. As a general rule, the intricacies of proposed legislation for infrastructure spending doesn’t make for interesting conversation, not least because so many things can change before a bill becomes law. However, this…

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Why Truck Drivers Should Worry About Today’s Motorists

We spend a lot of time talking about the dangers that commercial vehicles and 18-wheeles pose to drivers. Those dangers are real: the sheer size of a big rig is enough to turn any accident into a fatal one. As a recent survey shows, however, truck drivers may have something to worry about, too –…

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How Do Road Design and Road Defects Lead to Truck Accidents?

Most truck accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Many truck drivers speed, drive while intoxicated,  drive while fatigued, or drive distracted. Defective truck parts such as bad brakes, and defective tires can cause fatal and catastrophic truck accidents. Still, sometimes truck accidents are the fault of the state of Oklahoma, a subdivision (a county) of…

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FMCSA Proposal Creates New Vision Deficiency Standards for Truck Drivers

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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Why Oil Tanker Truck Accidents Are So Dangerous

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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Is the Truck Driver Always to Blame for a Trucking Accident?

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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