New Rule Requiring Underride Guards on Big Rigs Is in Effect

It’s long been known that underride accidents with trucks are extremely dangerous and often fatal. There have been efforts to try and avoid these sorts of traffic collisions, including certain regulations that required underride guards on big rigs. These regulations were in place in preparation for the eventual federal law regarding semi-trucks and underride accident…

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The Dangers of Oklahoma Bridge Strikes

There is no shortage of risks associated with being a truck driver, no matter what state you’re in. The long hours, the uneven center of gravity, and the all-around difference in mass between a truck and standard passenger vehicles means every driver knows just how dangerous it can be. Extensive training and safety measures teach…

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What Happens if I Get Into an Accident With a Delivery Truck?

Delivery trucks have taken over the roads of Oklahoma City in recent years. With so many companies fighting for top spots against Amazon, it seems like these trucks are everywhere. Between Amazon, FedEx, UPS, DHL, and independent couriers, you will be hard-pressed to find a street without a delivery truck on it. Quartz reports that…

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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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