Trucking Accidents

Trump administration says “no” to sleep apnea tests for truckers and railway engineers

Driver of a big rig apparently asleep at the wheel

The Trump administration recently announced that it was scrapping a plan that would require truck drivers and railway engineers to be tested for apnea. The federal agencies involved are the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration….
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Who pays when a truck driver causes a personal injury accident?

Big white truck in accident on highway partially turned over

As an experienced truck accident attorney, I have handled many personal injury cases involving big rigs. Because of the sheer size and weight of a semi and other large trucks, having an accident with one of these vehicles can sometimes…
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Why do big rigs jackknife?

Aerial view of jackknifed semi on highway in snow

One of the most dangerous large truck accidents is a jackknife accident. What makes it so treacherous is that once in motion the truck driver cannot control it. It can crash into anything near it, moving in a very unpredictable…
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Can a trucker’s GPS cause a truck accident?

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I often write about safety and truck accidents because trucking accidents are particularly dangerous given their size, weight and power. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, thousands of people are killed or injured in big rig accidents every year….
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Truckers react to in-cab cameras as many trucking companies try out pilot programs

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In recent years, technology has affected the manufacture and safety features in both cars and big trucks. Both types of vehicles are currently undergoing autonomous driving test programs. One of the latest pilot programs that may affect truckers is the…
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Insights into truck accident statistics

Truck carrying hazardous materials on fire

As a Little Rock truck and car accident attorney, I’ve dealt with a lot of personal injury accidents involving big rigs. Truck accidents are serious business because they have the potential to cause so much harm. Sometimes they carry hazardous…
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FMCSA urged by Congress to raise minimum insurance for truck accidents

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is being urged by Congress to raise the minimum liability insurance coverage for truck accidents. Currently, the minimum amount is $750,000. Because the Law Offices of Peter Miller concentrates its practice in the…
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