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Drivers must always stay focused to prevent truck accidents

When traveling at high speeds on crowded Kentucky interstates, drivers need to stay hyperfocused at all times, especially when massive vehicles like tractor-trailers are present. Drivers in smaller passenger vehicles should always give tractor-trailers the respect they deserve. Never follow too closely, always maintain plenty of space between vehicles and, most importantly, pay attention. Losing focus for just a split second is enough to cause a fatal crash. Tragically, truck accidents have a much higher chance

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The high cost of limbs lost in trucking accidents

Commercial trucks are so much larger than the typical passenger vehicle that they can cause horrific damage to the vehicle and catastrophic injuries to the passengers inside. Incidents involving the shearing or crushing of parts of a vehicle are common in commercial truck collisions. Whether another vehicle slides under the bigger commercial truck or part of a vehicle gets pinched between the cab and the trailer during a jackknifing accident,

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More commerical traffic means more truck accidents

Traveling on Kentucky’s crowded interstates and highways can be rather daunting. Additionally, most of these major highways are heavily utilized by commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers. For those in passenger vehicles, traveling at high speeds close to these massive trucks can be incredibly dangerous. No person wants to be involved in a crash with these big rigs, but it seems more truck accidents are occurring these days as traffic increases across the state. Just recently, an

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Take these precautions to prevent truck accidents

Tractor-trailers are massive vehicles, so they deserve respect. For drivers in Kentucky, traveling near these massive trucks can be daunting and incredibly intimidating. Because these vehicles are so big, truck accidents are more likely to end in severe injuries or death. Drivers of smaller passenger vehicles can take precautions to reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring. Here are a few tips that may be helpful when sharing the road with tractor-trailers. Always give tractor-trailers

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Does the economy impact truck accidents?

For many people, a growing economy is a good thing. A recession is a threat. They know that the economy goes up and down over time, but they naturally want to see healthy growth from year to year. It makes them feel more secure in their jobs. It shows that money is changing hands properly. It makes the country seem strong, prosperous and successful. That said, there are some downsides

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Truck accidents are more likely on interstates

Tractor-trailers are massive, and these big rigs can be very dangerous for those traveling in smaller passenger vehicles. Today, there are more commercial trucks on the road than ever before in Kentucky and throughout the United States. As a result, more truck accidents are happening. Recently, an accident involving a tractor-trailer seriously injured one man and killed another. The crash happened during the early morning hours on Interstate 69 near the Marshall-Graves County

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Truck accidents: Safely sharing the road with trucks

In recent years, interstates and highways across the state of Kentucky have seen higher volumes of commercial traffic. For motorists in passenger vehicles, it can be very intimidating traveling at high speeds in close proximity to large commercial trucks like tractor-trailers. These trucks weight about 20 times more than the average passenger car, so truck accidents have a higher chance of being fatal. The following tips may be helpful for drivers who share roadways with tractor-trailers and

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Truck accidents: Woman dies after colliding with tractor-trailer

Large commercial vehicles are always present on the interstates and highways that wind across the state of Kentucky. Large trucks such as tractor-trailers are an economical, convenient and quick way to ship goods and merchandise throughout the United States. Unfortunately, these huge trucks can be very dangerous to motorists in smaller passenger vehicles. Since these trucks are so massive, any accident involving a tractor-trailer has a greater chance of being fatal. Truck accidents are responsible for thousands

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More commercial traffic means greater chances for truck accidents

Tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles are vital to the United States economy. Large commercial vehicles are a convenient and economical way to ship goods across large distances. These days, the economy is booming, so interstate highways that criss-cross the state of Kentucky are constantly flooded with tractor-trailers and other commercial traffic. Sharing crowded highways with these massive vehicles can be a harrowing experience for those in smaller passenger vehicles. Truck accidents seem

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These common causes of truck accidents take lives

Truck crashes are horrifying for those who are involved, because there’s no way to be sure of survival. When it’s two smaller vehicles colliding, the people in each vehicle have a chance, but the reality is that a large vehicle against a small vehicle can result in carnage. Driving trucks can be inherently more dangerous than other occupations due to the stressors involved in their work. They’re expected to work

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Avoid truck accidents by practicing safe driving habits

Tractor-trailers are huge vehicles, so any crash involving one of these big rigs is likely to cause tremendous damage. Large commercial vehicles frequently share crowded roadways with passenger vehicles. The drivers of commercial vehicles are required to obtain special licensing and undergo hours of training. However, this does not make them immune from mistakes. Kentucky drivers can avoid truck accidents by following these helpful tips. Due to their large size, tractor-trailers have blind spots

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The rights of families after deadly trucking accidents

Without commercial vehicles transporting goods, the modern American economy would look significantly different. It is possible that some retail would be more regional, while prices would likely overall be higher. Trucking provides a good standard of living for truck drivers and their families and helps keep the cost of goods and materials reasonable within the United States and across North America. Unfortunately, there is a shadow side to the commercial

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