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    Vicarious Liability Torts in Commercial Truck Accidents

    If a negligent driver causes a commercial truck accident, the trucking company can be burdened with vicarious liability torts. The company can be held liable for the driver’s negligence under the legal tenet known as respondeat superior, a Latin phrase that translates as “let the superior make the response.” This concept transfers the truck driver’s […]

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    Truck Driver’s DMV Test Vital for Preventing Accidents

    Last year, federal investigators discovered over 100 commercial truck drivers bribed California DMV employees to get illegal Class A drivers’ licenses. For an under-the-table fee of up to $5,000 each, DMV employees altered computer information to dishonestly show that drivers had passed written and behind-the-wheel tests. Commercial truck drivers are required to be in possession of […]

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    Brake Problems Biggest Cause of Truck Accidents

    Study Finds Driver Fatigue Not Biggest Cause Truck drivers are known to spend notoriously long hours on the road. And most people think that driver fatigue is the most common cause of truck accidents. But according to a national study by the FMCSA, the primary cause of most large truck accidents is brake problems. Fatigue […]

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    SmartDrive Helps Prevent Truck Accidents

    Please note: this is not a sponsored post, and we are in no way affiliated with SmartDrive Systems, Inc. We simply support driving safety. SmartDrive is a new technology that protects drivers on the road and saves fuel costs for commercial trucks, mass transit, and other fleets. How SmartDrive Works The SmartDrive technology was designed […]

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    Truck Accident Victims Often Forget the Shipper

    Truck accidents can be disastrous, which is why commercial truck owners are required to carry a minimum of $750,000.00 in single-limit coverage. This typically covers the trucking business owner, drivers, and any trucks that are insured under the policy. The policy amounts are so high because litigation costs a great deal in the U.S. (A recent study […]

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  • Highway Crossroads Makes Sacramento Magnet for Truck Accidents

    Sacramento’s highways facilitate access to unique destinations like Lake Tahoe, Reno, and San Francisco. Droves of people make the pilgrimage from the Bay Area every weekend to go skiing, hiking or snowboarding in Tahoe. Likewise, small town folks often like to head to the city for a taste of nightlife on the weekend. In fact, Sacramento and […]

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    Truck Accidents Are Often Preventable

    On August 1, 2006, Dan Lindner kissed his two toddlers and wife goodbye before they set out for a four- hour drive with Lindner’s mother-in-law to visit family. This would be the last time he would ever see any of them alive. As his wife drove her minivan on the interstate, traffic slowed to a […]

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    Share the Road: Avoid Commercial Truck Accidents

    People often have the misconception that truck and commercial vehicle accidents are more often than not, the fault of the commercial driver. In reality, only 15% of accidents involve commercial vehicles in the US, with a large percentage of those being the result of a passenger car. Here are some tips, tricks, and facts to […]

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  • Fatal Semi Truck Accident on I-80

    A fatal semi truck accident on I-80 in the high Sierra caused a complete shut down on March 18, 2011.  The big rig accident was said to be caused by whiteout snow conditions, resulting in a multi-vehicle crash.  In total, the accident involved 6 big rigs and over 40 automobiles. Sgt. Curtis Fouyer from the California […]

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  • Modesto Big Rig Accident on Highway 99 Kills 1

    One man died and five other people were injured last week in a Modesto big rig accident on Highway 99.  The truck failed to stop for slowing traffic on and crashed, triggering a five-vehicle, chain-reaction collision, according to the California Highway Patrol.  A man driving a black Nissan Frontier was pronounced dead at the scene, […]

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