Category: Truck Wrecks

5 Deadliest Highways in Texas2

Texas, unfortunately, has some of the deadliest highways in America. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were 3,542 fatal crashes that caused 3,896 fatalities in Texas for the most recent year for which data is available. One person was killed every two hours and 15 minutes on…

Groendyke Transport, an Oklahoma-based trucking company, found a creative way to improve safety for its truckers and everyone around them on the road. The safety solution came about when the company noticed a serious issue with its trucks getting rear-ended. Whether the truckers had to make sudden stops or other…

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Based on preliminary traffic data, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that fatal crashes involving at least one large truck increased by 1 percent in 2019. Meanwhile, the administration estimates that overall traffic fatalities declined during the same period. The NHTSA released the data on May 5 as part of its…

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As one of the largest cities in the U.S., Houston is booming. As the city has grown, so has its traffic. With the amount of truck traffic, there has been an increased number of truck accidents. The Houston Chronicle has reported that Houston is one of the deadliest places to…

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Myths abound about commercial trucks and truck accidents. This article will dispel four of these common myths while providing factual information on truck accidents. We hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions about truck accidents or your particular case, don’t hesitate to reach out to a…

The Eagle Ford Shale Oil Boom and The Rise of Deadly Truck Accidents in South Texas

Oil field work is widespread around Odessa and across Midland and West Texas. The number of companies actively drilling in this area means that there is also a significant number of commercial trucks and tractor-trailers on roads all over the greater Odessa and Midland area. With so many heavy trucks sharing…

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The Odessa District ranked first out of the state’s 25 Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) districts in the number of fatal commercial motor vehicle crashes, Houston Public Media reported. Even though the Odessa District only about accounts for 1.5 percent of the state population, it accounted for 15 percent of the total fatal…

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Vehicle blind spots are safety hazards that can lead to serious accidents. It is vital to be aware of these areas on your own vehicle as well as other motorists’ blind spots. This is especially true when it comes to large commercial vehicles that may have large “no-zones” in which…

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Commercial trucking plays a crucial role in U.S. commerce, and the transportation of oil contributes significantly to the Texas economy. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets regulations for trucking companies to ensure that drivers and their employers adhere to safe practices. Unfortunately, oil companies are exempt from some…