Is There a Truck Driver Shortage in Texas
Jason Stephens | July 26, 2023 | Truck Accidents
Texas leads the nation in the number of truck drivers it employs, with nearly 200,000 truckers calling Texas home. However, there is a nationwide truck driver shortage, and Texas is no exception. Experts estimate that there is a national shortage of about 80,000 truck operators, which is projected to increase to 160,000 by the end… read more
Are Commercial Truck Drivers Required To Take a Drug Test After an Accident in Fort Worth?
Jason Stephens | July 18, 2023 | Truck Accidents
Unfortunately, truck drivers take drugs and then get behind the wheel of what essentially becomes an 80,000-pound weapon. Drugged truck drivers cause horrific accidents that result in deaths and catastrophic injuries for innocent victims. Many people are surprised to learn that a commercial truck driver might not always be required to take a drug test… read more
What Should I Do After a Truck Accident Outside the State of Texas?
email@example.com | July 7, 2023 | Truck Accidents
Many people travel out of Texas for vacation, business, or other reasons. If you cover significant miles, you’re bound to share the road with commercial trucks. Unfortunately, thousands of truck accidents occur in the United States each year. It is estimated that almost 523,800 large trucks were involved in traffic accidents in 2021. That year,… read more
What Are the Insurance Requirements for Texas Commercial Trucks?
Jason Stephens | June 19, 2023 | Truck Accidents
Different states have different requirements for commercial trucks, and Texas is no exception. This is because trucks can potentially cause massive damage, including death. This article will divulge the insurance requirements for commercial trucks operating in Texas so you can properly adhere to the law. Proof of Liability Insurance Texas law states that all trucking… read more
Average Settlement Value of a Truck Accident Injury Case in Fort Worth, TX
Jason Stephens | June 17, 2023 | Truck Accidents
The average commercial semi-truck weighs about 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, more than ten times as much as the average passenger car. When a collision between these two types of vehicles occurs, the car driver and their fellow occupants end up far worse off. The higher chances of life-changing injuries and a totaled vehicle mean… read more
How Do Trucks Automatically Store Accident Data?
Jason Stephens | March 20, 2023 | Truck Accidents
Just as planes have “black boxes” that record information investigators can use to understand the cause of an aviation accident, commercial vehicles often have a “Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorder” (HVEDR). Although HVEDRs are not specifically designed to capture data in the event of a crash, these devices do take regular automatic snapshots of a… read more
The Most Dangerous Sections of Dallas – Fort Worth Highways for Trucking Crashes
Jason Stephens | March 1, 2023 | Truck Accidents
When it comes to driving in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, 2023 began with an ominous start. On January 17, an 18-wheeler collided with a pickup truck in a double fatal crash. One day later, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its report on the catastrophic accident of February 11, 2021. That incident… read more
How to Report an Unsafe Truck Driver in Texas
Jason Stephens | January 31, 2023 | Truck Accidents
Commercial truck drivers often spend a dozen hours each day fighting traffic, boredom, and deadlines to carry goods across the country. Even with alternatives like trains, ships, and airplanes, American shippers still send nearly 72% of freight by truck. Despite all the rules that govern truck drivers, they still cause truck accidents. Commercial motor vehicles… read more
What Happens if I Was Hit by a U-Haul Truck With No Insurance in Fort Worth? Who Is Liable?
Jason Stephens | November 14, 2022 | Truck Accidents
U-Haul rents various equipment, including trucks, vans, and trailers. Even though some of the vehicles are especially large in stature, you do not need special training or a commercial truck license to rent and drive a U-Haul truck. Unfortunately, most people do not have any experience driving a large moving truck. These vehicles can be… read more
What Is a Commercial Vehicle?
Jason Stephens | October 10, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Generally, most people think about large trucks when they think about commercial vehicles. Commercial vehicles include: However, the term “commercial motor vehicle” includes a towed or self-propelled vehicle used in interstate commerce to transport property or passengers. How Does Texas Define Commercial Vehicle? At least two Texas statutes define commercial motor vehicles. First, a commercial… read more