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Fairfield County Truck Accidents Can Be Caused by High Trucker Turnover

One of the most common and frustrating problems for transportation companies is the high rate of turnover among truck drivers. The American Trucking Association reports that trucker turnover surged in the second quarter of 2017, and is now at 90 percent. Unfortunately, trucker turnover is more than a mere inconvenience for transportation companies. Inexperienced truck drivers...

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How Self-Driving Trucks Will Affect Accident Rates and Liability Law in Connecticut

Truck accidents are a serious public health hazard killing thousands of Americans every year. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, fatal truck accidents hit a record low in 2009. As the economy recovered and Americans hit the road again, these numbers began to climb once more. Truck driving is a dangerous job: The...

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CT Lawyer Warns Of Danger of Intense Exercise

Fairfield, CT – The rising popularity of intense exercise carries a little-known but very real health risk known as rhabdomyolysis, says a Fairfield County attorney. Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle tissue, which releases toxins into the bloodstream. These toxins are filtered by the kidneys, but can damage kidney cells. This can lead to kidney...

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Driving Down Truck Accident Injuries With Side Underride Guards

Side underride guards on semi-tractor-trailers can save lives. That was the conclusion of a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  Standard No. 223 - 49 CFR 571.223 - requires large trucks to be equipped with rear impact guards, which pass certain height and rigidity test criteria. The purpose of these guards is to...

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Will In-Vehicle Cameras Help Slash Connecticut Truck Crashes?

How would you drive if you knew your boss was watching? That's at least partially the premise of an increasingly popular practice of trucking companies installing in-cabin cameras in their big rigs. The dual action cameras capture both the road ahead as well as the actions of the driver - but only when triggered by specific...

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Can Fairfield County, CT Truck Accident Risks be Reduced by Permitting More Twin-33 Tractor-Trailers?

Currently, there is a federal-level restriction prohibiting the use of twin tractor-trailers longer than 28 feet. There is also a proposal to allow twin tractor-trailers up to 33 feet long, which would make the total allowable length of trucks more than 90 feet long. The proposal to lengthen truck length was in a 2016 appropriations bill,...

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Can a Cargo Load That's Too Heavy Really Cause a Fairfield County Truck Accident?

Commercial motor vehicles are subject to weight limits. Trucks, including their cargo, cannot exceed total permissible weight, which is 80,000 pounds for most commercial trucks. If a truck is too heavy, it is in violation of federal regulations. The overloaded truck could also create a significant collision risk that makes motorists on the roads much less...

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Fairfield County Drivers Should be Alert to Increased Truck Crashes Caused by Driver Shortage

Over the next 10 years, 96,000 people each year are going to need to embark upon careers as qualified truck drivers. This is not likely to happen. If it does not, reports that the unprecedented staffing shortage which already exists within the trucking industry is going to get exponentially worse. There is too much demand...

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