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Dump truck runs over a pedestrian at a travel center

Many different types of trucks travel on the roads in Pennsylvania every day. These trucks are of various sizes and provide different services. However, they do have things in common. One obvious one is that they are much larger than most other vehicles on the road. Another is that the drivers of the trucks tend to have more blind spots due to the size of the vehicles. So, it is extra important that the drivers pay very close attention to their surroundings when they are driving.

State and federal regulations for trucking must be compatible

The trucking industry is very important for commerce in Pennsylvania. Trucks transport goods in and out of the state as well as provide many jobs for truck drivers and others who help run the trucking companies. However, when these trucks are operated incorrectly or are not in proper working order, they can be very dangerous for the other vehicles on the road. Due to the massive size difference, tractor-trailer trucks can inflict large amounts of damage and cause catastrophic injuries when they cause truck accidents.

What are the insurance requirements for trucking companies?

People make mistakes while driving in Pennsylvania every day. Sometimes these mistakes are harmless and nothing happens as a result. However, there are many other times when these mistakes lead to accidents and people can be injured as a result. That is why all drivers in Pennsylvania are required to have car insurance if they are driving on the roads. This insurance is there to ensure that the victims of the accidents do not need to pay for damages that they did not cause.

Helping victims of truck accidents seek what they deserve

Almost anyone who has driven on Pennsylvania roads has encountered tractor-trailers while driving. They are a vital part of commerce in Pennsylvania and drive on almost any type of road to get to their destinations. Semi-trucks are much larger than the other vehicles on the road and can be intimidating to drive next to. This is why it is so important that the trucks are driven safely and in proper working order. When semi-trucks are involved in truck accidents, they can cause severe injuries to the others involved.

Federal regulations aim to reduce truck driver fatigue

There are many different types of vehicles on the roads in Pennsylvania. There are scooters and motorcycles, cars and pick-up trucks, both of which come in various different sizes. There are also moving and cargo vans, buses, tractor-trailers and other types of vehicles. While these vehicles come in various different sizes and serve different purposes, one thing that is common to all of them is that if they are not driven safely, they could end up in an accident.

Drug and alcohol testing for truck drivers in Pennsylvania

Anytime a person gets behind the wheel in Pennsylvania it is important that they pay attention to what they are doing and drive safely. That is why it is illegal for people to drive if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, this is particularly important for truck drivers. Semi-trucks are much larger than most other vehicles on the road. This means there is a greater likelihood that people will suffer catastrophic injuries in a truck accident, rather than in one just involving cars.

There are strict rules for use of cellphones by truck drivers

There are many dangers on the roads in Pennsylvania, some of which are due to the actions of other drivers. This is especially true when a driver is distracted while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, there are many distractions such as other people in the vehicle, abnormal events on the side of the roads and probably the biggest distraction -- phones. People can do so much with their phones now and many feel the need to multitask with them while driving.

Tractor-trailer involved in fatal accident in Pennsylvania

One unfortunate fact of life is that no one lives forever, and we will all pass away at some point in time. The hope is that one will live for a long time and simply die peacefully of old age. However, not everyone is so lucky and many people die unexpectedly in accidents. Many of these accidents happen on the roads. While people can certainly die in accidents involving two cars, there is a greater chance that one will die if a truck is involved in the accident. This is because trucks are so much larger than most other vehicles on the road and can cause major problems.

What are the most common reasons for truck accidents?

There are many types of vehicles on the roads in Pennsylvania. These types of vehicles vary in size and type, but anytime they are in an accident it can create a difficult situation for those involved. However, when semi-trucks are involved in an accident, the results can be very devastating. Many times, the other vehicle takes the worst of the accident, and it can change the victims' lives forever.

Required physical qualifications for truck drivers

Trucks are an integral part of commerce in Pennsylvania. Trucks are used to move many different goods and products into the state for consumers to purchase and out of the state from companies who produce the products for sale in other states. To be able to transport the quantities needed, these trucks are very large especially compared to the other vehicles on the roads. This means that when they are in truck accidents, usually the other vehicles involved suffer the worse of the accident and can have catastrophic injuries as a result.

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