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Indiana Observes Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month

The better the weather, the more motorcyclists there are on the road throughout Indiana. This year, bikers have started hitting the streets earlier than usual. This early start has coincided with a noticeable uptick in motorcycle accidents. In response, the nonprofit ABATE of Indiana is emphasizing the importance of motorcycle safety. The ongoing uptick in...

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Truck Accidents Caused by Distracted Truckers Can Be Devastating

Distracted drivers often cause accidents that result in severe injuries or fatalities. That's one reason why the NHTSA is trying to combat the issue by designating April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. However, when it comes to distracted drivers, commercial truckers operating tractor-trailers, semis, delivery trucks, and other commercial big rigs cause some of the...

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How Common Are Brain Injuries in Commercial Truck Accidents?

Trucking accidents in Indiana and across the U.S. frequently result in severe injuries, with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) being among the most common and severe outcomes. This is particularly the case in collisions involving tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. Beyond the immediate health implications, victims of such accidents have legal rights that need protection....

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Trucking Regulations: FMCSA Aims to Simplify CDL Testing

Will the proposed CDL changes help prevent trucking accidents? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering simplifying and revising its commercial driver’s license (CDL) testing requirements and regulations, according to truck news website CCJ Digital. In particular, the FMCSA believes the proposed changes will “improve the efficiency and convenience of CDL issuance and...

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Understanding Truck Tire Blowout Accidents

Tire blowouts can be extremely dangerous and result in serious truck wrecks. People are hurt in truck accidents on the roads of Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana every year. Some of these accidents are caused by tire blowouts. A blowout is a sudden loss of air pressure in the tire. On the road, this can...

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1 in 10 Commercial Trucks Had Brake Violations, Safety Week Reveals

New data from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Brake Safety Week is raising serious concerns about the state of commercial motor vehicles that share roadways with millions of smaller vehicles every day. Thousands of trucks out-of-service after brake inspections Out of the more than 18,000 inspections conducted in the U.S., 12.4 percent (2,240) resulted in...

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FMCSA Seeks Public Input on New Safety Rules for Carriers

Commercial truck accidents have increased by 40% over the past decade. With the goal of preventing commercial truck accidents nationwide, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is actively soliciting public feedback on various proposed regulatory adjustments pertaining to commercial truck drivers. Specifically, the FMCSA wants to "target metrics that are most directly connected to...

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Common Causes of Log Truck Accidents in Indiana

As traffic accidents surge across the U.S., some vehicle types are involved more than others. Nationwide, log truck accidents are surging The number of log truck accidents is skyrocketing. Between 2011 and 2015, log truck accidents increased by over 40%, according to researchers. Meanwhile, overall, truck accidents went up by 16%. Any rise in truck...

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