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How Truck Weigh Stations Prevent Accidents

When driving on Washington’s highways, you may have noticed signs for weigh stations: designated areas where commercial vehicles are required to stop for weight inspection and safety checks. These stations serve as crucial checkpoints to ensure that trucks traveling on the roads are within the legal weight limits and in compliance with transportation safety standards.

Stopping Distance: Semi-Trucks vs. Cars

Every driver needs to know how much road is required to stop their vehicle safely. This distance, known as stopping distance, varies greatly between a semi-truck and a car. However, the appropriate stopping distance can vary drastically; the type of vehicle that you drive, along with the road conditions, will dictate how much space you’ll

Understanding Federal Trucking Regulations and How They Affect Liability in Accidents

Trucking is an essential component of the American economy, but it comes with inherent risks. Due to their immense size and weight, commercial vehicles can cause severe accidents that lead to devastating consequences. Every year, many people die or are seriously injured in truck accidents. To prevent these dangerous collisions, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety

Tips for Staying Safe When Sharing the Road with Large Trucks

Large trucks are an essential part of the transportation industry. However, sharing the road with these massive vehicles can be dangerous if not done correctly. It is essential to take extra precautions when driving near large trucks to prevent accidents and ensure everyone’s safety on the road.  #1: Give Trucks Plenty of Space Large trucks

What Evidence Is Needed in a Truck Accident Claim?

Truck accidents can be devastating, and they often leave victims struggling with physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial hardships. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you could recover financial compensation for your losses by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party.  One of the key factors in determining the outcome

How Does an Underride Accident Happen?

Underride accidents are a type of collision that can occur between a passenger vehicle and a large commercial truck. These accidents can be particularly devastating, as the smaller vehicle can become wedged underneath the truck, leading to catastrophic injuries or even death. Many factors can contribute to an underride accident, and most often, these collisions

What Are Jackknife Accidents?

The sight of a large truck or trailer jackknifed across a roadway is a harrowing and often deadly one. Jackknife accidents are a significant hazard that can have devastating consequences for drivers, passengers, and other road users. When a truck towing a trailer or other large object loses control and the trailer swings out to

Dangers of Lane Shifting

Commercial trucks are a common sight on Washington highways, transporting goods and materials across the country. As these massive vehicles travel long distances, they may encounter traffic congestion or slower-moving vehicles. In these situations, some truck drivers may choose to change lanes to pass other vehicles or to maintain a consistent speed.  However, lane shifting

Who Is Liable for a Truck Blowout Accident?

Large commercial truck tires undergo gradual wear and tear with use, making regular inspection and maintenance crucial for safe operation. Neglecting this upkeep can result in dangerous truck tire blowouts. Accidents involving tire blowouts can be incredibly dangerous, causing damage to property, injuries to individuals, and even loss of life.  While it may be easy

What Is an Override Accident?

Accidents between a large truck and a small passenger vehicle can be catastrophic. Although most truck drivers are cautious on the road and do their best to avoid accidents, other truckers are not so careful. As a result, serious truck accidents can occur. An override accident is a particularly dangerous type of truck collision. This