Category: Trucking Accidents

A Distracted Truck Driver is Heading For a Rear-End Accident

People in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, probably recognize that any distracted driver poses a hazard on the roads. However, a distracted truck driver in particular makes traveling more dangerous for everyone around that large truck. Part of the reason distracted driving is particularly dangerous for a trucker to engage in is that, as a… Read more »

How Federal Hours of Service Rules Can Help Injured Victims

Many truckers who travel through the Las Vegas area are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency which oversees interstate truckers at the federal level. These regulations are usually aimed at preventing accidents and improving safety on the country’s roadways. By way of example, among its other rules, the FMCSA requires… Read more »

Sideguards Reduce Truck Fatalities

Relatively unsophisticated devices can decrease the severity of trucking accidents in Nevada. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety recently tested an aftermarket device that blocked a midsize passenger vehicle from sliding beneath a truck trailer in a 40 mph test in August. These crashes, known as truck underride accidents, are deadly. There were 1,542 passenger… Read more »

Trucking Safety Rules Face Bumpy Road

Proposed regulations requiring speed-limiting devices on trucks have stalled after the White House imposed a stay on most new federal regulations. The Department of Transportation previously estimated that the proposal would prevent deaths from trucking accidents and lower $1 billion in fuel costs each year. The proposed regulations, drafted by the DOT and the National… Read more »