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If you’re involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler, you probably want your case over as soon as possible. Truck and tractor-trailer wrecks are typically more serious than other crashes, with more severe injuries. Many victims are left unable to work for some time, with medical and other bills piling up. It may be tempting…

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Newly-released research from Interact Analysis is showing a rise in demand for electric vehicles, especially in the commercial trucking market. After analyzing the steady stream of orders for electrified trucks and buses worldwide, the market research company’s study found that more than 15,000 orders are already confirmed worldwide for delivery between now and 2021. The…

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A newly-announced pilot program aims to address the shortage of truck drivers in the United States, while assisting young veterans and National Guard reservists. Current federal law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from driving a commercial truck. However, this program allows 18- to 20-year-old veterans or reservists to use use their military truck…

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A spinal cord injury can devastate a person’s life. An accident with a large commercial truck is one of the leading causes of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. The massive size of 18-wheelers in proportion to much smaller passenger vehicles creates a huge hazard in the event of a crash. Those who survive an…

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Driving on the highway behind, alongside, or even in front of a tractor-trailer without understanding the limitation of these larger vehicles can be dangerous. It’s important to know how to share the road with these big rigs safely in order to avoid a potential catastrophe. Collisions between semi-trailers and cars can be devastating and lead…

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In 1967, Hollywood actress Jayne Mansfield was killed along with two friends when her driver rear-ended a tractor-trailer in heavy fog. It was the first high-profile accident involving underride incursion, and the incident spurred the first calls for safety measures that would prevent grisly underride accidents; rear underride guards, now mandatory, are still called Mansfield…

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