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Top FMCSA Violations By Truckers Are Shockingly Dangerous

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

No one in their right mind would operate a motorized vehicle while blindfolded, but driving without properly working lights is a similar scenario. Now imagine a truck driver behind the wheel of a massive 18-wheeler, semi, or other large truck, and think about the potential devastation of failed vehicle lamps. Shockingly, the most frequently… Read More »

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4 Key Differences Between Car And Truck Accidents In California

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

With almost 400,000 total highway lane miles running throughout California, you can expect that accidents involving semis, 18-wheelers, commercial motorized vehicles, and other large trucks occur at an alarming rate. In fact, the state ranks in the Top 10 for truck crash fatalities according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Every year,… Read More »

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DUI Violations On The Rise Among California Truck Drivers

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Drunk motorists are a danger to everyone on California roads, but an intoxicated truck operator driving a large rig and hauling massive cargo has the potential to cause devastating damage. The risk of horrific truck accidents is the reason that Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders are held to stricter standards when it comes to… Read More »

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How Proper Maintenance Reduces The Prevalence Of California Truck Accidents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

When you think about all the different causes and variables that may contribute to truck accidents in California, equipment issues may not be high on your list. You probably assume that truck operator negligence ranks at the top, and the Large Truck Crash Causation Study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)… Read More »

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5 Factors To Note About Box And Delivery Truck Accidents In California

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

When you think about the extreme dangers involved with California truck accidents, you automatically assume that these incidents involve the 18-wheeler tractor-trailer configuration. You might not expect that smaller vehicles regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) would present a high risk to motorists, but delivery and box truck crashes are quite… Read More »

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4 Reasons Oakland Truck Accident Cases Are So Complicated

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Truck accidents make up a small proportion of the total motor vehicle accidents in California in any given year, at just over three percent of all traffic collisions. However, statistics reveal that they are among the deadliest, comprising more than 10 percent of all vehicle fatalities. According to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated… Read More »

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How Will Proposed Safety Measures Affect California Truck Accidents?

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Reducing the number of fatal and injury-causing truck accidents is one of the most important tasks of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), so data is central to the agency’s safety measures and public awareness campaigns. Unfortunately, statistics reported in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety Facts reveals that there is far to… Read More »

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Will New Federal Regulations Reduce the Risk of Truck Accidents in California?

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Unless your job is behind the wheel of a semi, 18-wheeler, or other commercial motor vehicle, you may not stay current on the specific laws and regulations that impact the US trucking industry. However, recent developments overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may affect all California drivers who share the road… Read More »

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