Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses
Jill Kolodner | August 21, 2022 | Truck Accidents
The type of commercial driver’s license a truck driver has may impact your truck accident case. The license may dictate the applicable trucking regulations, the professional standards the driver must adhere to, and certain safety precautions that should be in place when driving certain types of vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responsible… read more
4 Things You Didn’t Know About Semi Trucks
Jill Kolodner | February 23, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Semi trucks are a fixture on highways and city streets, transporting goods across the country. For anyone who’s been in an accident involving a semi, these trucks are less the “gentle giants” of the road than they are menacing monsters. Aside from their size and value to the country’s supply chain, many people don’t know… read more
What is a DOT-Recordable Accident?
Jill Kolodner | December 10, 2021 | Truck Accidents
Most people just call 911 to report a car accident. However, trucking companies are legally required to report some truck accidents to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and property damage. Negligence by a trucking company puts everyone on the road at risk. Therefore, DOT requires trucking companies… read more
What Is MCS 90?
Jill Kolodner | November 3, 2021 | Truck Accidents
If you work in the trucking industry, you likely know at least a little bit about MCS 90. The impact of MCS 90 is often far-reaching, though. In fact, MCS-90 is especially relevant for any member of the public who is injured in a trucking accident. Below, we’ll provide a brief look at MCS-90, including… read more
Trucking Regulations in 2021: Everything You Need to Know
Jill Kolodner | October 29, 2021 | Truck Accidents
The trucking industry is highly regulated by both federal and state governments. Each year, these regulations are updated to keep the nation’s highways safe for all travelers. It goes without saying that 2020 and 2021 have been unique for everyone. The shipping industry has not been immune to the challenges of the pandemic. To discover… read more
Blind Spot Truck Accidents: Why They Happen & How to Avoid Them
Jill Kolodner | August 11, 2021 | Truck Accidents
Blindspot truck accidents are common. These accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and traffic fatalities. Learning more about the blind spots on a commercial truck is one way you can avoid being involved in a large truck accident. Where Are a Truck’s Blind Spots? The blind spots for a commercial truck are located on all four… read more
How Much Does a Semi Truck Weigh?
Jill Kolodner | June 16, 2021 | Truck Accidents
There are two parts of a semi-truck. The front portion or the cab houses the engine and the passenger compartment. The trailer holds the cargo. The national weight standards for a semi-truck states that the gross vehicle weight can be up to 80,000 pounds when the truck is fully loaded. The engine of an 18-wheeler… read more