Truck Accidents

How Fast Can Commercial Trucks Safely Travel on Highways in Texas?

Anyone who has traveled on a highway knows that the size and weight of a commercial truck moving at high speeds can be alarming. Instinct tells most drivers to keep a safe distance from a fast-moving truck. But just how fast is too fast?  State laws differ when it comes to the speed limits that… read more

Do I Need to File a Police Report After a Fort Worth Truck Accident?

Texas Code §550.026 requires that the driver of a vehicle immediately report an accident when the accident causes injury or death to a person or when the vehicle cannot be driven safely. The report of an accident must be done by the quickest means of communication. Generally, people call 911 from the crash site to… read more

Why Do Truck Drivers Falsify Log Books?

The main reason a truck driver falsifies the log books is to make more money. Many drivers are paid by the mile or by the load. Therefore, the faster they cover those miles and deliver those loads, the more money they earn.  Furthermore, truck drivers may need to wait several hours for loading and unloading… read more

Fort Worth, TX Truck Lane Restrictions

As you drive on the interstates around Fort Worth, TX, you will see signs that say “No Trucks Left Lane.” Traffic engineers call these “managed lanes,” and they improve safety, reduce road maintenance costs, and speed up traffic. Here is an overview of truck lane restrictions in Fort Worth, TX, and how they affect accident… read more

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Semi Trucks

We’ve all seen them—the big, lumbering giants of the interstate. They carry our goods across the state lines. And because of them, our grocery shelves are (almost) always stocked. But how much do we really know about semi trucks?  For starters, you may not have known that the modern semi truck first hit America’s roads… read more

More Fatal Truck Collisions in Dallas-Fort Worth Area, Experts Say

If it seems like there are more fatal truck collisions on the road lately, you’re not imagining it. According to a recent report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, fatal car accidents involving commercial trucks have surged in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in the last two years. The combination of staggering growth in the D-FW area and… read more

How Much Does a Semi Truck Weigh?

In most situations, a fully-loaded semi-truck weighs up to 80,000 pounds. But the weight can vary widely depending on the load and the road. The weight of a truck can make a big difference in the damage caused by a truck accident. The energy of a vehicle varies proportionally with its weight. Since a semi-truck… read more

What is a DOT-Recordable Accident?

Every motor vehicle accident is unique. Some crashes involve distinct traffic laws and rules.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) both track certain kinds of accidents. The DOT oversees the FMCSA. For example, when a severe collision involves a large commercial truck, the related trucking company must… read more

Can Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in Fort Worth, TX?

Except in emergency situations, the lane of a highway furthest to the left is reserved for passing. Texas law prohibits driving slowly enough to impede the flow of traffic in the left lane. There are also highways throughout Texas with signage indicating the left lane is for passing only. Large commercial trucks tend to move… read more

Where Are the 4 Blind Spots on an 18-Wheeler?

Large commercial trucks, including 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and big rigs, have large blind spots on all sides of their cabs and trailers. As a result, the truck driver cannot see other motor vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, curbs, and other objects located in these blind spots.  Unfortunately, blind spot accidents involving 18-wheelers can cause wrongful deaths and traumatic… read more