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What to Do if You Were Hit by an Eighteen-Wheeler Truck?

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Auto accidents are always stressful, especially if you are injured. However, accidents involving eighteen-wheelers are more complicated than the average car accident and often involve greater damage, more severe injuries, and complicated liability issues. What should you do if an eighteen-wheeler truck … LEARN MORE

Will Reducing the Age of Truck Drivers on the Road Increase the Number of Accidents?

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Truck driving is a dangerous profession that involves a certain level of responsibility. For a very long time, trucking regulations were extremely strict regarding age – drivers had to be 21 years old to operate trucks and haul cargo. However, … LEARN MORE

The Dangers of Trucks Reversing – What All Drivers Should Know

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Reversing and maneuvering a big rig isn’t the same as navigating a small passenger vehicle. Commercial trucks are long, heavy, and cumbersome – oversized trucks even more so. They have major blind spots on all sides of the truck, extending … LEARN MORE

What is the ELD Mandate in Commercial Trucking?

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For truck drivers, the concept of an ELD (Electronic Logging Device) is probably not an unfamiliar one. ELDs and similar devices allow for electronic logging of hours by syncing up with the truck’s engine. Both truckers and fleet managers can … LEARN MORE

Truckers File Class Action Suit Against Port Firm

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Employee misclassification is against the law. It refers to a company misclassifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees to evade responsibilities it would otherwise owe them. Whether employee misclassification is intentional or accidental, a company may have to reimburse … LEARN MORE

The Future of Trucking and Electric Vehicles

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Many people believe the safety of our highways depends on electric semi-trucks. The lawyers at Panish Shea & Boyle are hopeful that there will be less crashes between passenger cars and semis with this new technology. Here is what you … LEARN MORE

Autonomous Driving and The Trucking Industry

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The trucking industry is in the midst of a driver shortage, particular when it comes to long-haul jobs. Days or weeks on the road are not an attractive option to many, especially when they have their families waiting for them … LEARN MORE

Largest Trucking Companies in the US

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The trucking industry is a staple of the American economy. Tractor-trailers carry billions of dollars’ worth of goods across the country every day, and the biggest trucking companies and private enterprises in the United States command staggering fleets. The trucking … LEARN MORE

Trucking Industry to Hire Felons to Fill Driver Shortage

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Tractor-trailers are responsible for carrying billions of dollars’ worth of goods across the country, and trucking companies are turning to somewhat unconventional hiring practices to secure more drivers. The trucking industry is facing a continuing driver shortage, and by 2025 … LEARN MORE

Freight Driver Shortage: How Can It Affect Safety?

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The trucking industry is facing a manpower problem. Many of the truck drivers working today have been doing so for many years, and the average age of truck drivers is 49, much higher than other industries. Over time, the number … LEARN MORE

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