A Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses the Dangers of Overweight, Overloaded and Improperly Loaded Trucks

Size matters. Or, more specifically, cargo weight and its distribution matter when it comes to operating a large commercial truck safely. How much tonnage a semi, tanker truck, flatbed or other large truck carries matters so much that the Virginia Department of Transportation sets maximum weights for each of the following types of vehicles: Single-unit…

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Large Blind Spots for Commercial Truck Drivers Put Everyone Else on the Road in Danger

Big rig drivers and 18-wheeler operators hit the highway at a significant disadvantage when it comes to avoiding right-turn, rear-end, sideswipe and lane change crashes. Five large blind spots render cars, trucks, pedestrians and, especially, motorcycles and bicycles invisible to commercial truck drivers. Government agencies such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recommend…

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