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Truck drivers often work very long hours. Many times, the trucking companies that hire truck drivers pressure drivers to make deliveries based on unreasonable or changing schedules, which in turns affects the truckers sleep schedules. A fatigued driver is a dangerous driver. Not all driver fatigue is related to overtime work or changing schedules. Many…

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Here in Tennessee, there is no shortage of commercial motor vehicles on the road. Tractor trailers are often driving alongside us, whether they are delivering product nearby or simply passing through. Truck drivers face many unique challenges compared to those who drive standard-sized vehicles and this, unfortunately, means human error is both more common and…

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A jackknife accident involves a tractor-trailer with the trailer swinging out from the rear to the side; the configuration appears as a “V” or “L” when it comes to a rest. When a trailer skids out to the side, the movement is referred to as a trailer swing or slew. The name jackknife comes from…

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Vehicle crashes involving tractor-trailers can often result in catastrophic injuries for drivers and passengers in the smaller vehicle. This is due to the significant disparity in the weight and size between a tractor-trailer, which can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and a smaller vehicle that may weigh only 3,000 or 4,000 pounds. The impact…

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Truck accidents can lead to serious, life-altering injuries, such as amputation, paralysis, damage to organs, internal bleeding, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Victims of truck accidents often find themselves in the hospital for weeks or months at a time undergoing multiple surgeries, therapy, and other treatments. Truck accidents can force victims out of work,…

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