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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bus Safety: Is it Limited to Second Class Safety Standards?

Apr 26, 2012 by , Truck Accidents

From taking kids to school, to getting employees to work or getting someone across the country to visit relatives, buses carry many different kinds of passengers. A recent string of deadly accidents has safety advocates calling for more stringent oversight of bus safety. Three of the most serious bus accidents in recent years lead to the deaths of 40 people, including one in Texas that left 17 passengers dead. Yet even after these accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration did not make significant changes to safety regulations. And it […]

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Top Speed Limits Proposed for Commercial Vehicles

Apr 23, 2012 by , Truck Accidents

Semi trucks are the largest vehicles on the road. They are several times larger than the biggest cars on the road. This means that semi trucks can pose a significant danger to other cars and passengers, especially when it comes to semi-trucks that are speeding. Because of the large size and weight of semi trucks, they require much more time to stop than a car and when they cannot stop, there are usually tragic consequences. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has recently released a proposed top speed for commercial […]

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New Changes to the Definition of Tank Vehicle

Apr 19, 2012 by , Truck Accidents

There are specific rules and requirements to be licensed to drive various types of vehicles. This is because different vehicles pose different safety hazards of which the driver must be aware. Drivers must be capable of controlling the vehicles they are licensed to drive to avoid the risk of serious trucking accidents. The definition of “tank vehicle” includes truckers hauling common loads in fluid bins. Before May 2011, the definition of “tank vehicle” did not include commonplace fluid bins. Drivers could haul these loads without additional tank endorsements on their […]

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