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May 2, 2019

For Want of a $3 Truck Part, a Life Is Lost

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A tragedy occurred in Mississippi when a Tulane University student was struck and killed by two truck tires while she was sitting at a rest stop. USA Today reported that the student was getting ready to get back into her vehicle when two tires which had come loose from a tractor-trailer rolled across the Interstate striking the young [...]

Apr 16, 2019

The Dangers of Different Types of Commercial Trucks

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Commercial trucks are the lifeblood of communities and states. They help provide food, building products, machinery, and many other types of goods. Some trucks even deliver other vehicles. They transport hazardous materials. They pick up your trash. While trucks do provide valuable services, there are dangers. Truck accidents are often more dangerous than car accidents because trucks are [...]

Mar 5, 2019

How Long Will It Take My Truck Accident Case to Settle?

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It doesn’t always matter how safe of a driver you might be; if the the drivers around you aren’t safe, then your chances of being in a crash increase. The most tragic accidents often involve trucks. These vehicles are long, wide, heavy and often haul hazardous materials. Their drivers have schedules to keep, and as a result, they [...]

Jan 8, 2019

Payne County Sheriff Thinks Bigger Trucks Are a Bad Idea

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Payne County Sheriff, R. B. Hauf, recently wrote an op-ed in News OK about the dangers of increasing the weight and/or length of commercial trucks. His concern, which he raised as the president of the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association and a member of the National Sheriffs Association Traffic Safety Committee, was in response to current lobbying efforts regarding the [...]

Nov 14, 2018

Determining Liability as the Victim of a Truck Accident in Oklahoma

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The sheer size of big rig trucks gives them the potential to inflict devastating and even fatal injuries when they are involved in a collision. In 2016 alone, nearly 4,000 people in the U.S. died in large truck crashes. Some 17 percent of these fatalities were occupants of the truck itself, 16 percent were bicyclists, pedestrians, or motorcyclists, [...]

Sep 25, 2018

Reasons for the Severity of Truck Crashes

By |September 25th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

In 2016, truck accidents in Oklahoma injured or took the lives of 1957 people, according to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Highway Safety Office. Of this number, 118 persons were killed in a crash involving a large truck, an 18 percent increase in fatalities from the previous year. But why? Driver errors is the main cause behind [...]

Aug 7, 2018

Truck Rollovers – Causes and Myths

By |August 7th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

According to ATBS, a business and accounting firm for the trucking industry, there are three basic myths about truck rollovers that drivers, the industry, and the public should understand. Rollovers are largely caused by bad driving conditions. ATBS claims that: Under four percent of truck rollovers are caused by poor roads 56% of truck rollovers happen on straight [...]

May 29, 2018

The Electronic Logging Device Requirement for Commercial Trucks

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that commercial drivers, as of December 2017, use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track important data. The ELDs are similar to the black boxes used in airplanes, and help investigators understand how an Oklahoma truck accident happened. The devices replace written records and logs, which often weren’t accurate and sometimes [...]

May 15, 2018

Why is Thursday Trucking’s “Deadliest Day” of the Week?

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Driver safety technology is evolving, and automakers and trucking companies are paying attention. By installing features like anti-lock brakes, lane drift warnings, blind spot detection, and other safety applications, cars and 18-wheelers should be getting safer. Unfortunately, fatalities continue to occur at an alarming rate on our nation's roads and highways. In Oklahoma and throughout the United States, [...]

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