FMCSA Now Requires Annual Inspections of Rear Impact Guards

Truck accidents, in general, are scary; however, one of the most terrifying truck crashes involves an underride accident. An underride accident happens when a passenger vehicle slides underneath a tractor-trailer truck. These types of accidents are often fatal, regardless of the speed of the vehicles. To avoid these types of Oklahoma City truck accidents from…

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What Happens When I Am Injured as a Rideshare Driver?

Rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft have influenced public transportation for the better. Passengers have the power through their smartphones to schedule a ride and travel anywhere at their convenience. Passengers are not the only people who benefit from these apps. People who want to make additional income and have a driver’s license and a…

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The Issues Created by Cocktails-To-Go

It is safe to say that alcohol consumption increased during the pandemic shutdown, and liquor stores are not the only establishments that have been taking advantage of it. Some states – 33 to be exact – as well as the District of Columbia have passed local laws allowing some restaurants to serve alcohol on the…

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Forklift Accidents and Injuries

Forklifts are used to help move heavy objects over short distances. The benefit of forklifts is that workers don’t need to use sophisticated pully, rope, and cable systems. The downside is that forklifts are dangerous pieces of machinery that often cause crushing injuries, other serious injuries, and many deaths. Forklifts, according to Ace Lifting, are…

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Why Tractor Accidents Are So Dangerous

Agriculture is a major Oklahoma industry. According to the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Oklahoma has 86,000 farms (the 4th most in the country) covering 35.1 million acres. Agriculture in Oklahoma supports 188, 295 jobs and produces $28 billion in output. In their words, Oklahoma Agriculture is “literally feeding and clothing our state, our…

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FMCSA Imposes Strict Bans for Drivers with Drug or Alcohol Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) issued new rules governing the duty of states, including Oklahoma, to ban drivers with substance abuse violations from operating a truck. Drivers of commercial trucks must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and keep their CDL current. A CDL is normally issued in the state where the driver…

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Hours of Service Waivers for Truckers and Trucking Companies

Generally, there are rules that truck drivers must abide by to be able to operate a commercial motor vehicle. These sets of rules are known as the Hours of Service rules. Regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), these sets of rules were established to help decrease the risk of truck drivers succumbing…

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Chevrolet Bolt Recalled Due to Battery Problem

In an effort to support climate change, the current administration plans to transform at least half of the vehicles in the United States from internal combustion to electricity by the year 2050. While the intentions are coming from a good place, some car manufacturers are already experiencing issues with the transformation of electric vehicles. One…

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