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Fatal Box Truck Accident Occurs in Douglasville

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Authorities have reported that a woman was killed as a result of a Douglasville box truck accident on Saturday night. The victim has yet to be identified, however, eyewitnesses report that the box truck struck a gray Honda Sedan. The deadly crash pushed the vehicle into the parking lot of the adjacent liquor store… Read More »

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18-Wheeler Accident in Peach County on I-75 South Causes Serious Injury and Death

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

On Sunday a fatal truck accident occurred on I-75 Southbound in Peach County that left three people injured and one person dead. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced the deadly crash on I-75 that happened near the Sardis Church Road interchange on Sunday. Shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, an 18-wheeler truck was traveling… Read More »

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C&H Paving Truck Accident Results in Fatality

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

John Mckie was left dead as the result of a deadly truck crash in Appling on Wednesday, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports. The fatal car accident in Columbia County occurred on Cobbham Road in Appling, and was the result of a collision between a Ford F-150 and a dump truck. The dump truck… Read More »

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In Community Van Rear-Ends Semi Leaving 2 Dead and Special Needs Adults Injured

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In the Union City area off I-85 at Buffington Road and Royal South Parkway in Fulton County on July 15, a van that was transporting special needs adults rear-ended a semi-truck. At the scene, two were pronounced dead while the rest of the victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Some of the passengers… Read More »

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Impact of Autonomous Vehicles in the Trucking Industry

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

The auto industry has been discussing self-driving (or “autonomous”) cars for years, but it has long seemed like a futuristic concept that would take many years to become a reality. However, as prototypes of autonomous vehicles have begun to hit the roads, questions about the logistics of these vehicles are arising. What role will… Read More »

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Implementation of ELDs in the Trucking Industry

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently imposed a rule requiring the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to record their duty status data. ELDs automatically track trucks’ service hours, location, speed, and other driving statistics.  Drivers have long been required to stay… Read More »

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Trucking Accidents: The Issue of Increasing Truck Weight Limits

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In early November, the House of Representatives rejected the Safe, Flexible and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act (H.R. 3488), which proposed to raise the federal vehicle weight limit from 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds with the addition of a sixth axle. [1]  The issue of increasing truck weight limits has come up repeatedly over the… Read More »

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Trucking Accidents: Hit by a Delivery Truck? Know Your Rights.

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

When you’ve been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, your first thought probably isn’t determining how many companies are involved in operating a single truck. But the complicated structure of the trucking industry can quickly become an additional headache for drivers injured in trucking accidents. Typically, employers are responsible for the negligence of… Read More »

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Technology in the Trucking Industry

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In an era defined by technological advances, upcoming technology promises to revolutionize the trucking industry. New innovation has the potential to make trucking both safer and more efficient. The Importance of New Technology in the Trucking Industry Electronic Stability Controls (ESCs) are automatic, computer-controlled systems that sense when a truck is becoming unstable and… Read More »

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When Do Most Trucking Accidents Occur & Why Does It Matter?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Federal crash data shows that the majority of serious trucking accidents occur during the daytime hours, defined as 6:00 A.M. through 7:00 P.M.  In fact, 51% of fatal trucking accidents occurred between 6 A.M. through 3:00 P.M., while only 30% of fatal crashes not involving trucks occurred during this time period.  Also, though 37% of… Read More »

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