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Truck Accidents

The basic causes of truck accidents

Truck accidents happen far too often on Georgia highways. Sometimes, they happen due to multiple causes and the behavior of several drivers, but sometimes, they are also caused directly by the truck driver. The fact that truck drivers generally drive long shifts and...

The importance of side guards on 18-wheelers

Georgia is among the top five states for trucking accidents. This type of accident is often fatal because of the vast size and weight difference between semi-trucks and regular cars. Side guards are one way that Georgia truck drivers could reduce the fatality of...

Truck accident fatality figures increase

Statistics compiled by federal agencies often paint an accurate picture of certain subjects. Those wondering about the dangers large trucks pose to other drivers and pedestrians may look at figures reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The data...

Truck driver safety tips to avoid accidents

One of the best methods of avoiding truck accidents in Georgia is for commercial drivers to adhere to strict safety practices when on the road. Whether they are behind the wheel or taking a break for whatever reason, it is always best for the driver to be thinking...

Teen truckers may soon take to the roads

Laws and rules are subject to amendments and revisions, including regulations related to the trucking industry. Age requirements exist as a safety measure, and traditionally only those who are at least 21 years of age may drive long-haul commercial trucks. A new pilot...

The Risks of Subpar Truck Maintenance

Truck accidents are scary even when no injuries are involved, and at worst, they can be life-threatening. While some of them are due to driver error or issues with road conditions, one of the biggest causes of truck accidents in Georgia is insufficient maintenance...