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Tractor Trailers Unique Accident Dangers

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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2014, the most recent year for which there are statistics, there were 3,744 fatal truck accidents across the nation. Another 88,000 trucks were involved in injury accidents. In Illinois, 98 people were killed in trucking accidents and more than 2,000 were injured. Due to the […]

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Tanker Truck Collisions

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A Lake Zurich, Illinois tanker truck driver who was hauling a heavy load of oil caused a tragic fiery crash on Interstate 65 between Chicago and Lafayette, Indiana. He and four other people perished when the vehicles burst into flames. The tanker truck rammed into three other vehicles which had slowed their speed as legally required […]

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Illinois Garbage Truck Accidents

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Being a trash waste and garbage collector is the fourth most dangerous occupation in the U.S. The main dangers garbage truck operators and workers face are from slippery roads, falling objects, leaking hazardous materials, equipment malfunctions and injuries from the trash itself, like cuts from broken glass. Trash, waste and garbage truck workers are not the […]

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Truck Driver Fatigue and Highway Wrecks

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Before he left for work in the early morning hours of August 2006, Dan Lindner kissed his two young boys good-bye. Both toddlers ran to their father for a second kiss. Lindner never again saw his children alive. Nor did he see his wife nor his mother-in-law alive after that morning. Within a few hours, […]

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Feds Vote To Change Trucker Hours of Service Rules

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Those injured or killed in roadway collisions with truckers are often casualties in the battle between those who seek greater trucking industry regulation and the trucking industry which seeks less oversight. Effective July 1, 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) required truck drivers to comply with the Hours of Service (HOS) Final Rule established by […]

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