Types of Truck Safety Equipment That May Reduce Accidents

Driving semis, rigs, 18-wheelers, box trucks, and any other type of truck of any size is dangerous. Oklahoma City truck drivers need a commercial driver’s license to drive most types of heavy trucks because of the dangers. Trucks have blind spots which make it difficult to see around all sides of the truck. The cargo…

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The Dangers of Drugs and Truckers

There are many dangers on the road – animal crossings, debris in the way, mechanical difficulties while driving, other drivers, and so on and so forth. When it comes to other drivers around you, we all know we can’t control their actions, so we must drive defensively and cautiously. This is especially true when it…

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Work Zone Vehicle Accidents in Oklahoma City

Driving through a work zone on the highway can be tedious and frustrating. You’re not getting where you want to be in the time you wish to be there, and maneuvering through narrow and tricky roadways can be a true hassle. But there are other dangers in a work zone that you should know, such…

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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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Truck Driving Is a Stressful Job

Truck driving is a financially rewarding profession for many residents of Oklahoma. The financial benefits are likely to increase as the demand for drivers increases while the number of people who have a commercial driver’s license is decreasing. The rewards are countered by many different types of stress. Truck workers often have to leave their…

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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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FMCSA Seeking Higher Standards for Truck Drivers with Vision Loss

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Medical Review Board is recommending the enforcement of stricter standards for truck drivers with vision loss. The five-member panel of physicians suggests an alternative vision standard for truck drivers who suffer from vision loss in one eye. Part of the proposed alternative vision standard is an increase of…

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Dangers of Truck Accidents for Motorists

Second only to State Route 3, State Route 9 is one of the longest state highways in Oklahoma. Sadly, it is also one of the deadliest. Between 2010 and 2016, there were 50 fatal crashes that occurred on State Route 9, resulting in the deaths of 60 people. The majority of those accidents, sadly, occurred…

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