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Who Is Responsible For A Jackknife Accident?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

A jackknife accident is a particular type of accident involving tractor-trailers. These commercial trucks have two parts—a tractor (or cab) in which the driver sits and the trailer which holds the goods. These two parts are joined at a single coupling that allows the trailer to swing to the side, if necessary, such as… Read More »

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Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Every day, thousands of large, commercial trucks crisscross the roadways of Florida. Also known as eighteen wheelers and semi-trucks, these vehicles are the most common method of shipping goods across the United States. Unfortunately, many accidents also happen every year involving trucks, and the victims are usually the driver and passengers in the smaller… Read More »

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Alarming Drug Use Statistics For Truck Drivers

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has authority for regulating the trucking industry in interstate commerce. Because so many large trucks drive across state lines, the FMCSA is the primary government agency in the United States dedicated to protecting the public from large commercial trucks. In 2020, the agency created a clearinghouse where… Read More »

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Did the Truck that Hit You Have an Underride Bar?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Truck underrides are dangerous accidents that are often fatal. In this type of crash, a vehicle traveling behind a semi truck fails to stop in time and rides under the trailer. These accidents are so deadly because the trailer can shear off the roof of the car and possibly decapitate passengers. Fortunately, both state… Read More »

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Did the Truck Driver who Hit You Use a Cell Phone?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recognizes that distracted driving is deadly. When truckers are not paying full attention behind the wheel, they can easily slam into another vehicle out on the highway. What’s worse, these smaller vehicles will end up taking the brunt of any collision, even though their drivers did nothing… Read More »

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Are Teenage Commercial Truck Drivers Coming to a Road Near You?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Current federal trucking regulations require that interstate commercial drivers be at least 21 years of age. But a new pilot program established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) could change all that. The Trump administration wants to test whether it can safely lower the age limit for commercial drivers to 18. According… Read More »

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Congressional Bill Could Improve Trucking Safety

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Trucking regulations remain in flux. The Trump Administration has loosened some rules as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and has proposed other changes that will take effect this fall. Now, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that would strengthen industry regulation to the benefit of the public. According to an article… Read More »

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Semi Driver Makes Illegal U-Turn, Causes Crash

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

A motorist was seriously injured Monday, July 20, 2020, in a collision with a big rig early in the morning. According to the Highway Patrol, the driver of the semitrailer was traveling on I-275 just north of Tampa when he approached State Road 56. The driver decided to turn left so that he could… Read More »

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Federal Government Suspends Hours of Service Requirements for Some Truckers

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Commercial truck drivers are performing important work during the Covid-19 pandemic. They have hauled goods across the nation, including personal protection equipment (PPE) used on the front lines by medical staff. However, the Trump administration has responded by temporarily suspending the federal hours of service regulations for some commercial drivers. These regulations, put in… Read More »

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Federal Agency Changes Trucking Regulations

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the trucking industry hard. In April, North American truckers saw shipments fall by around 23%. This was the lowest number in a decade and has resulted in trucking companies losing considerable sums of money. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has been fiddling with safety rules that were put into place… Read More »

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