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Daimler recalls semis

German-owned Daimler Trucks, makers of Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Detroit Diesel and many other auto subsidiaries, has recalled several 2014-2017 models of their Freightliner and Western Star series semi trucks.

Proposed speed limits could reduce damage after a truck accident

Drivers in Louisiana will inevitably encounter large trucks when out on the road. Their prevalence can lead to complacency in thinking that they are just part of the landscape and there is little to worry about in terms of being injured in a truck accident. The reality is that these vehicles carry with them a significant danger even in the best of circumstances. A common issue with these trucks is the speed at which they travel. Regulators' attempts to find a way to limit their speed is indicative of how widespread the problem is.

A better economy raises the risk of a fatal trucking accident

Given the vast number of negative aftereffects of a truck accident in Louisiana and across the U.S., researchers are constantly trying to come to a determination as to why they happen and to find ways to prevent them. The common reasons that come to mind including recklessness, speeding, driving under the influence, or truckers who violate the law when it comes to getting adequate rest. However, a recent study has come up with the surprising conclusion that a better economy has led to a greater number of fatal commercial truck crashes.

Rules a truck company must follow to secure cargo

Trucks are a familiar a sight on Louisiana roads and fellow drivers are advised to take caution when sharing the roadways with them. While accidents are a danger, one of the more understated issues that can arise with a truck is whether or not the cargo that is being hauled is properly secured. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has certain rules that are in place for a truck company and a truck owner to adhere to to make sure that the load is safe. If this is violated and there are injuries or fatalities as a result of a crash, there could be the basis to file a lawsuit to seek compensation.

Sleep disorder in drivers raises danger of a truck accident

With large trucks such a prominent sight on the roadways of Louisiana, there is a constant risk of being in an accident with one. It is with this in mind that regulatory agencies are seeking to find ways to increase safety. Part of that is conducting studies as to why certain accidents happen. This information can also provide the foundation for a legal filing for compensation to those who were hurt or the loved ones of those killed.

NTSB: It's time for broader drug tests on truck drivers

The rules and regulations that truck drivers are required to follow in order to have a license to ply their trade on the roads of Louisiana and the rest of the country are significant. Included among them is testing for a variety of drugs. But are they enough?

What are common causes of commercial truck accidents?

Anyone who has been in a motor vehicle accident, whether it occurred in Louisiana or somewhere else, knows that they can happen in the blink of an eye. In the most fortunate of cases, the accident might result in little more than a dent and cause no physical harm. But if a large truck is involved, the chances are good that you'll be dealing with an accident with serious or fatal injury.

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