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Feds Suspend Large Truck Safety Rules

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Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not enforce some hours of service restrictions, the agency announced. Additionally, the agency expanded the list of exempted “emergency supplies” to include items like raw materials and fuel. The agency also will not enforce recordkeeping requirements during the pandemic. Other changes include… Read More »

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Special Issues in 18-Wheeler Wrecks

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Fully-loaded large trucks, like the ones which regularly run through the Treasure Coast, weigh about 80,000 pounds. Additionally, regulators routinely allow even larger vehicles, such as double trailers, to prowl area highways and byways. When these massive vehicles cause crashes, victims often sustain catastrophic injuries. Serious burns are a good example. Most trucks carry… Read More »

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Fatal Commercial Truck Accident in Martin County

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A 68-year-old Okeechobee man is dead after a dump truck veered into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup truck.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred near the intersection of State Road 710 and Martin Highway. A 43-year-old man behind the wheel of a dump truck smashed head-on into a pickup truck which… Read More »

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Deadly Crash on I-75 Involved Multiple Semi-Trucks

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Investigators believe that a mechanical failure on an eighteen-wheeler may have caused a fireball crash near Lake City. The horrific wreck shut down part of Interstate 75 for more than a day. Investigators believe that a northbound semi-truck had problems with a tire or wheel, causing the driver to lose control. That semi veered… Read More »

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Fireball Rear-End Collision Causes Serious Injuries on Florida Turnpike

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A column of smoke rose into the air from the scene of a rear-end collision between a slow-moving SUV and a produce-hauling large truck. According to police and witnesses, a Honda CRV was travelling below the posted speed limit as it towed a trailer. Then, near Mile Marker 187, which is between the Fort… Read More »

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St. Lucie County Semi-Truck Crash Kills Senior Citizen

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A 76-year-old man is dead after a jackknifed double semi-truck apparently forced his 2004 Hyundai Tiburon off the highway. The wreck occurred on the Florida Turnpike south of Okeechobee Road. For unknown reasons, a double semi-truck jackknifed and wound up on the shoulder. That incident caused the 76-year-old man to lose control of his… Read More »

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Ft. Pierce Man Sentenced In Fatal DUI Crash

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A 25-year-old man will spend the next eleven-plus years in prison, and the following eight and a half years on supervised release, after he pleaded guilty to causing an August car wreck. In the August 2018 truck crash, the defendant’s vehicle crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on. The collision killed the… Read More »

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Getting Around The Graves Amendment In Port St. Lucie

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Large moving trucks from Ryder, U-Haul, and other providers are very difficult to operate. That’s especially true during moves into a new house or apartment on a winding Port St. Lucie side street. Vehicle collisions happen a lot in these circumstances. But because of an obscure provision in a huge transportation bill, it is… Read More »

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Obtaining Compensation In Large Truck Accidents

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Largely due to a combination of vehicle speed, truck size, and truck driver fatigue, almost 4,000 people died in large truck crashes in 2015. That figure has increased rather steadily since 2009, and nearly all of these victims (97 percent to be exact) are passenger vehicle occupants. At 60mph, fully-loaded large trucks require almost… Read More »

Dual Tractor-Trailer Wreck On Florida Turnpike

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One large truck rear-ended another one, seriously injuring one person. At least one rig caught fire after the wreck, which occurred about two miles south of Okeechobee Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a rig hauling lumber slammed into the back of a rig carrying photocopiers. The Turnpike was shut down for several… Read More »

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