Truck Accidents

Average Settlement Value of a Truck Accident Injury Case in Texas   

When a semi truck is involved in a crash with a passenger car, there can be serious injuries and property damage due to the sheer size difference between the big rig and the personal vehicle.  The devastating outcome may result in injuries that leave the victim unable to care for themselves independently or require multiple… read more

Texas Truck Lane Restrictions

The economy depends on trucks. These important vehicles carry over 72% of freight in the U.S., far more than rail, sea, and air conveyance. But trucks also create traffic jams and cause accidents, especially around major cities. Texas transportation officials must balance the need for freight transportation to and from the state’s ports and businesses… read more

What Impact Is Uber Freight Having on the Trucking Industry?

Ridesharing apps have changed the way we navigate the world, and Uber has been at the front of that revolution. Now the app giant is working on revolutionizing a new industry: freight hauling. Uber Freight allows independent drivers to connect with shippers to move cargo more quickly than ever before. But how much of an… read more

Aggressive Driving By Truck Drivers in Houston

Aggressive driving and road rage are very real issues. Always a dangerous practice for other vehicles and people on Houston roads, the stakes of aggressive driving rise exponentially when it involves truck drivers at the helm of large and heavy vehicles. In one survey, 80% of polled drivers said they showed aggression, anger, or road… read more

What Are the Insurance Requirements for Texas Commercial Trucks?

In Texas, trucking companies are required by law to maintain proof of liability insurance for all of their vehicles. The amount of insurance depends on many factors, such as the type of truck, the cargo it is transporting, and whether the truck is transporting that cargo within Texas or over state lines.  If you are… read more

What Does It Mean for a Truck to Jackknife?

The truck or cab of a tractor-trailer controls the movements of the tailor it is pulling. When the truck accelerates, the trailer is pulled along. Through careful maneuvering, tractors and their trailers can navigate turns and curves. When the truck brakes, connections between the two ensure that the brakes on the trailer are also activated. … read more

What Are My Options After an Accident in Houston With a USPS Mail Truck?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers millions of mail items every day. Much of that mail is delivered by the over 75,000 mail carriers employed by the USPS. Therefore, it is common to see mail USPS mail trucks navigating Houston roads each day. Just like other vehicles, USPS mail trucks are involved in traffic… read more

Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses in Texas

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) allows an individual to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Federal law gives the Secretary of Transportation the authority to set minimum uniform standards for issuing commercial driver’s licenses. At a minimum, the law requires a person to pass written and driving tests and complete driver training to obtain a CDL…. read more

What Is a Commercial Vehicle?

There are several ways to define “commercial motor vehicle.”  Section 621.001 of the Texas Transportation Code states a commercial motor vehicle is : A vehicle other than a motorcycle Used or designed to transport property or for delivery purposes Section 548.001 of the Texas Transportation Code states a commercial motor vehicle is a self-propelled or… read more

Dangers of Overloaded Trucks

We’ve all felt a sense of apprehension at the sight of an overloaded semi barreling down the highway. Instinct sends a natural warning to give a heavily-loaded truck a safe distance. This reaction exists for a good reason: an overloaded truck poses a life-threatening danger.  Overloaded trucks can be deadly, and strict regulations exist that… read more