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Semi Truck Accidents

Steve: Welcome to Wednesday’s Inside Look by Brooks! Steve Brooks here alongside my co-host Beach Brooks III. Today we are talking about truck blind spots. Trucks weigh, generally, about 80,000 pounds when they’re loaded. A car is about 7,000 pounds, so there’s 10 times the weight in a truck. So…

A federal clearinghouse identified more than 56,000 drug and alcohol violations among the nation’s truck drivers in 2020. More than 45,000 drivers lost their jobs as a result. Truck drivers are held to stricter standards than other motorists, especially when it comes to alcohol consumption. The legal blood alcohol concentration…

Some car accidents are inevitable. But there are some areas in Tampa where crashes are more likely. A local advocacy group, All For Transportation, recently delved into crash statistics and identified the most problematic intersections. The purpose of the study is to encourage government leaders to make road and highway…

A collision with an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer usually does not end well for other vehicles on the road. Some accidents can be linked to drivers suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, according to new research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Previous studies have shown that the number of truck drivers experiencing…

Trucking industry representatives embraced recent changes to the hours-of-service regulations, which mandate how long drivers can stay on the roads before resting. While the changes will likely save money on operating costs, they could also have a less desirable side effect: More truck drivers will be behind the wheel with…

Early this morning, a Lakeland semi-truck crash had roads closed for hours. The collision occurred near the I-4 overpass on State Road 33. The road remained closed until much later this morning, forcing drivers to find another route to work. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital to…

As if driving in Florida couldn’t get any harder, hurricane season is now upon us. Thankfully Polk and Hillsborough counties only got some heavy rain from Hurricane Isaias, which was downgraded to a tropical storm. But with the 2020 hurricane season expected to be more active than usual, Isaias still…

Since the stay-at-home orders and business restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic have been in effect, many Americans have been stocking up on food and other household goods. As a result, retailers are experiencing product shortages and people cannot get the supplies they need. In order to make product delivery happen…

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