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Truckers and delivery drivers have very dangerous jobs

The holiday season is here, which means that truckers and delivery drivers will be extra busy trying to ensure that merchandise gets to where it needs to be. While it is easy for people to fuss when things aren't delivered on time or stores are out of something, they should focus on the dangers of this type of work. Unfortunately, these jobs come with serious risks.

What are important points to remember about semitruck wrecks?

Semitrucks are large and heavy, especially when they are carrying a full load of cargo. Truckers must be careful as they drive because wrecks that involve those rigs and personal vehicles can be devastating. The victims of these crashes often suffer from serious injuries. Death is also possible in severe accidents, which, sadly take place more than we'd like to think about.

5 things to know about trucking crash causes

Semitruck crashes are often very serious. When you are struck by a semitruck, you might need to seek medical care. The injuries you face can determine what kind of medical care you need. Ultimately, you might decide that you want to seek compensation for the injuries. One important factor in these cases is what caused the accident. This information can determine who you hold liable in the lawsuit. Here are five potential factors that can lead to trucking accidents.

NHTSA proposes 'driver mode' for phones

In an effort to cut down on the prevalence of distracted driving in North Carolina and across the U.S., the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed new guidelines that involve blocking many phone features while driving. The new recommendations are Phase 2 of the NHTSA's Driver Distraction Guidelines.

Report discusses the potential of self-driving trucks

If autonomous truck technology becomes widely adopted, North Carolina truck drivers could take care of non-driving related tasks while they are traveling down the highways. That was one of the findings in a report from the American Transportation Research Institute. In its report, the ATRI discussed the potential of autonomous vehicle technology and explained the roadblocks that must be overcome before self-driving trucks can become a reality.

What to do if you are hurt in a semi-truck accident

Semitrucks or eighteen-wheelers are the large vehicles that move commercial, industrial, agricultural and retail products around the country via our system of interstates. There is no question that our modern consumer culture requires these vehicles to maintain the standard of living that is a major risk for people out on the roads.

Court rules in favor of electronic logging devices for trucks

The hours that commercial vehicle drivers in North Carolina and around the country spend behind the wheel will be logged by electronic devices beginning in December 2017 as planned after a federal court ruled that the rule mandating them does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the rule in December 2015, but it has been roundly opposed by both truck drivers and advocacy groups for the trucking industry.

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