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Trucking business takes precedence over sleep

Truckers in Tampa, Florida, can expect to be informed about the success that Republican congressmen gained in their efforts to stop the enforcement of a regulation that would prevent truckers from driving when they are sleepy. This safety regulation was promulgated by the Obama administration but shut down after intense lobbying from the American Trucking […]

Truck Accidents|

Warning: Stored lithium ion batteries may ignite, speed up fires

After several instances of unexpected fires during the transit or use of lithium ion batteries, insurance companies became concerned about what risk they may pose.

“When new property hazards emerge, businesses turn to us for answers,” a spokesperson for commercial property insurer FM Global, which just performed a detailed hazard assessment of lithium ion batteries in […]

Premises Liability|

Boating accidents and traumatic brain injury

Americans mourned when they learned Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins pitcher, died in a September boating accident. Fernandez’s boat traveled at high speeds when it hit rocks as it came into a channel near a Miami port. He died as a result of the impact from the collision.

As a resident of Tampa, you are probably […]

Brain Injuries|

The results of Operation Safe Driver 2016

Florida drivers may benefit from learning about the results of the 2016 Operation Safe Driver Week that took place in October. According to a release by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, almost 75 percent of the citations issued by law enforcement during the event were for speeding and other state and local moving violations.

A total […]

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The uncertain world of autonomous trucking

Florida motorists may be interested in news related to the trucking industry. It seems that self-driving trucks may be on the horizon, and this could mean big changes for both the industry and the law. There are also many questions and concerns that need to be addressed before the technology sees widespread implementation. The possibility […]

Truck Accidents|

Holiday season brings increased accident risk

As Floridians prepare for the holiday season, they should make certain that they exercise caution when they drive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association has issued a call for safety as Thanksgiving approaches because it is normally the deadliest holiday of the year.

According to the NHTSA, the traffic fatality rate tends to spike on Thanksgiving […]

Car Accidents|

Distracted driving includes more than just texting

Most people have seen strange things happening on the road. Some people have witnessed odd contraptions strapped to the top of vehicles. Other people may have witnessed unusual animals in the passenger seat of cars. While these may offer a source of entertainment on the roadway, they may also strike people as dangerous.

Distracted driving is […]

CVSA inspection takes nearly 4,000 trucks out of service

An inspection of trucks in Florida and across the nation has put thousands of commercial vehicles on the sidelines for safety reasons. Approximately 4,000 trucks have been taken out of service until they can be repaired.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducted more than 18,000 inspections during the week of Sept. 11-17. During that time, the […]

Truck Accidents|

Safety screenings for truck drivers

Truck drivers in Florida may have to reveal their safety records to potential employers before being hired. Trucking companies that want information about an applicant’s safety record can access it using the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Pre-employment Screening Program. The PSP can be used to view the last few years of a driver’s crash […]

Truck Accidents|

Children among dead after Florida car wreck

An Oct. 26 car accident in Hillsborough County has left five people dead, including two children. The accident occurred on SR 574 shortly before 10 p.m. A westbound Volkswagen Golf lost control near Coconut Palm Drive, crossing the median into oncoming traffic. A head-on collision resulted as the Golf hit a minivan before rotating and […]

Car Accidents|