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Experts: Isolation pushes truck drivers to drug use

Drug use can and does lead to car accidents every day in the United States. Professional drivers, like semi-truck drivers, know the risks well. Even so, many of them do use alcohol and other drugs while they’re behind the wheel. These can lead to devastating accidents when an impaired driver is at the controls of an 80,000-pound vehicle. Why...

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How much do Temporary Income Benefits pay?

If you suffer from an illness or an injury that is related to your job, your workers’ compensation payments may include Temporary Income Benefits. These are often simply referred to as TIBs. They help cover your costs while you’re out of work. For instance, perhaps a broken bone kept you out entirely for a month while you healed. You...

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What should passenger car drivers know about truck braking?

If you’ve been driving long enough, then it’s likely that you’ve seen the aftermath of a tractor-trailer and passenger car crash at some point before. These types of incidents often involve a motorist getting rear-ended by a truck. Truck wrecks often result in critical injuries or deaths for passenger car occupants. If you’re wondering why these accidents often produce...

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A Lott woman is killed after a hydroplane accident on U.S. Hwy 77

A 57-year-old Lott resident died when her General Motors Company (GMC) sports utility vehicle (SUV) hydroplaned on a wet U.S. Highway 77 during morning rush hour on April 24. According to a spokesperson with the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS), the female motorist had been traveling northbound along U.S. Highway 77 just east of Farm-to-Market (FM) Road 2939...

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Beware the blind spots surrounding semi trucks

In some ways, you may assume that a semi truck driver has an incredibly good view of the road. He or she is far higher than all other vehicles, so it’s harder to have that view blocked. The side mirrors on a semi are also far larger and more versatile than those on a minivan or a passenger car....

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Common truck accidents and how to avoid them

Getting behind the wheel is a dangerous task. With so many vehicles on the roads of Texas, there are bound to be a large volume of accidents. Many of those accidents involve trucks. Large trucks, like tractor-trailers, are involved in some of the most tragic accidents. Today, we will take a look at the most common truck accidents and...

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Fatigued truckers are extremely dangerous

The duties for truckers who are transporting cargo or passengers must be followed precisely or there is a risk that innocent people will be harmed. The Hours of Service regulations that are set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration help to ensure the public’s safety. The Hours of Service regulations let truckers know how many hours they are...

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4 tips to avoid a wreck with a semitruck

If you are like other drivers in Waco, you have probably found yourself riding next to a semitruck and hoping it did not decide to change lanes at that precise moment. You may have even seen the aftermath of wrecks involving semitrucks on Interstate 35. When it comes to a crash involving a semi and a passenger vehicle, it...

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A baby and two adults are injured in a Waco truck crash

A man, a woman and a baby were all seriously injured when they were struck by a cucumber truck just before 1:50 p.m. on Interstate 35 in Waco on June 26. The Waco Fire Department was summoned to the crash scene located I-35 that afternoon soon after receiving reports that an accident had occurred between 18th Street and South...

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Underride accidents with commercial trucks are devastating

Most people who use public roads understand that massive commercial trucks pose a special risk. After all, these huge vehicles have large blind spots, make wide turns and take longer than typical passenger vehicles to fully stop in an emergency. That can create a scenario where a serious crash is likely, and the people in the passenger vehicle are...

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