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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Reckless Truck Drivers Make the Entire Industry More Dangerous

The trucking industry has long argued that the majority of crashes involving tractor-trailers were caused by the motoring public. Those claims will not be going away anytime soon after the results of a survey conducted by The Travelers Cos. was released. The survey, which focused on motorists’ behavior in 2020, was released recently. Titled 2021…

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Truck Accidents Involving Landscaping Vehicles

Landscaping beautifies the streets, roads, and sights across Oklahoma. Landscaping work includes trimming tree branches, making home residences look nice, filling in construction sites, creating parks, and many other activities. For every type of landscaping work, there are many distinct types of landscaping trucks that can help do the job. Some of the many types…

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Tractor-Trailers and Blind Spot Accidents

Commercial trucks and 18-wheelers are huge vehicles, weighing in at between 20,000 to 80,000 pounds, depending on its cargo. This massive size prevents truckers from being able to see every area around their cab and trailer, unlike drivers of passenger cars. The areas that truckers cannot see are called “blind spots,” and are dangerous for…

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FMCSA Extends Trucking Waivers Again

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a high priority for the nation is ensuring that the nation’s supply chain functions properly. Many products are in short supply. There are many other shortages too such as not enough truck drivers and not enough people who can help with loading and unloading the products. These shortages are due to…

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