Truck Accidents

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Semi Trucks

Before the pandemic, the trucking industry seldom got the credit it deserved. Now, most Americans appreciate the value of semi-trucks and the role they play in our economy. Still, there’s a lot that the average person doesn’t know about the vehicles, the industry, and its drivers. This post will cover five facts about semi-trucks that… read more

Can 18-Wheeler Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in Houston?

In Texas, the left lane of a highway is typically reserved for passing. It is only acceptable to stay in the left lane in emergency situations. Texas law prohibits impeding the flow of traffic by driving too slowly in the left lane. This could have certain implications for truckers driving in Houston and other areas… read more

Why Do Truck Drivers Falsify Log Books?

Truck drivers are required to maintain logbooks tracking their work and rest hours. The truck driver logbook should be an accurate record of all driving hours. However, some truck drivers falsify log books to conceal the number of hours they drive without taking breaks or rest periods. Federal Regulations for Truck Driver Hours “Hours of… read more

What Is a DOT-Recordable Accident?

Many types of auto accidents take place on the roads each year. When a car accident involves individuals, the local police department is usually the primary point of contact for the final accident report. When there is a commercial truck accident, other officials may need to be involved.  Commercial trucking companies are required to be… read more

Big Rig Accidents and Truck Driver Training: Is Commercial Truck Training Enough?

Big rig accidents happen more often than they should. But why doesn’t the trucking industry do more to protect its drivers and other travelers out on the roads?  Before we answer the question, “Is commercial truck training enough?” it’s important to understand how deadly these accidents actually are. Truck driving is one of the 25… read more

Where Are the 4 Blind Spots on an 18-Wheeler?

Semi-trucks, also called 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers, have four blind spots — one behind the trailer, one along each side of the trailer, and one below the cab of the truck. Your vehicle can disappear from the truck driver’s view in these blind spots. Truck accidents have many different causes. You cannot do much to avoid… read more

Do I Need to File a Police Report After a Houston 18-Wheeler Truck Accident

Texas law requires an immediate report of an accident that involves any of the following: A police officer is under a duty to create a written crash report if there are injuries, a traffic fatality, or if property damage exceeds $1,000.  Even if you are fortunate enough not to be injured in the collision, there… read more

Blind Spot 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents: Why They Happen and How to Avoid Them

Commercial truck drivers must meet many qualifications for a commercial driver’s license in Texas. Candidates must pass drug and alcohol tests, meet medical standards, and pass a written and road test. But driving a semi-truck and trailer combination is difficult. Even the most qualified and best-trained drivers can be involved in a truck accident. You… read more

Trucking Regulations 2021: Everything You Need to Know

The U.S. government regulates interstate trucking companies. These regulations keep highways and roads safe for trucks and motorists. The COVID-19 pandemic created a unique situation for the trucking industry. Lockdowns meant that auto traffic was drastically reduced. But lockdowns also brought an increased demand to ship and deliver goods to consumers and medical providers. As… read more

Big Rig Accidents and Driver Training: Is Commercial Truck Training Enough?

Commercial truck accidents cause thousands of catastrophic injuries and deaths each year. Texas consistently has the highest number of large truck accident fatalities in the country. In 2018, 658 large trucks were involved in accidents in Texas, with 664 deaths. Because commercial trucks continue to be involved in a large number of traffic accidents each… read more