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How Often Do Truck Drivers Have to Take Breaks?

Any time you drive on the highway, you’ll probably see dozens of big-rigs and 16-wheelers. That’s because trucking is an incredibly important part of the U.S. economy, accounting for nearly 84% of the revenue generated by the commercial transportation industry. (To put that number into greater perspective, the runner-up – railroads – contribute just over […]

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Montgomery County Truck Accident Injures 2 on Pa Turnpike

CBS Philly has reported that truck accident occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike yesterday in which a a dump truck and a pick-up truck collided.  As a result of the accident two people were injured and taken via emergency medical services to Presbyterian Hospital. There is no word as to their condition. In addition, the dump truck overturned […]

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Bill Raising Automobile Insurance Limits Passes PA Senate

In a major win for Pennsylvania motorists, Senate Bill 928 passed the PA Senate today. This bill would increase the minimum auto insurance limits required in Pennsylvania to $25,000/$50,000/$15,000 from $15,000/$30,000/$5,000. As discussed in a prior blog (PA House Bill Would Raise Minimum Auto Insurance Limits) Pennsylvania’s minimum auto insurance limits have not been increased in […]

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1 Dead, 2 Injured in Fatal Car Accident in Philadelphia

According to 6ABC Action News, an SUV slammed into a utilitiy pole in Southwest Philadelphia early sunday morning killing one person and injuring two others. The car crash occured around 2:45 a.m. near the intersection of Island Avenue and Lindberg Boulevard. A silver Chevy Equinox knocked over a utility pole and was found with major front end damage […]

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Puppies Loose on Turnpike after Montgomery County Truck Accident

CBSPhilly has reported that an accident in Lower Moreland caused a major traffic jam on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, on Wednesday morning, when a van carrying a load of puppies collided with a truck. The truck accident happened around 4:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes at mile marker 346 between Bensalem and Willow Grove. The impact of the crash allowed several of […]

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Causes of Commercial Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents may arises due to a variety of unsafe circumstances, conditions and behaviors.  Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include: DUI / Drugs / Alcohol –  Its common knowledge that driving while impaired due to alcohol and drugs can alter perception, cognitive behavior, coordination and attention that is needed for safe […]

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Commercial Trucking Regulations

Federal Trucking Rules and Regulations The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted rules and regulations that truck drivers and trucking must follow. These rules and regulations were enacted because of the tragic consequences that occur when large trucks, weighing tens of thousands of pounds, collide with much smaller vehicles. […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

I was Injured in a Truck Accident, but I Selected “Limited Tort” for my auto insurance.  Can I still Recover Compensation for my Injuries? Generally speaking, if you have selected limited tort coverage, the extent of your injuries will determine whether you can sue for pain and suffering.  There are also exceptions to limited tort […]

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