When Does a Semi-Truck Need To Use Hazard Lights?
An increasing number of veteran truckers are retiring, leaving many fleet companies needing to recruit newer, less experienced truckers to fill their spots. Many of those tractor-trailer operators with newly minted commercial driver’s licenses have undergone training on operating these big trucks. However, they aren’t familiar with some of the common practices truckers learn to […]
What Are the Most Common Hours of Service Violations?
Whether you live in Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, or Illinois, each state sets its own rules that drivers must follow. That means that if it’s the law for you to stop so emergency vehicles can pass, yield to the right-of-way of a pedestrian, or go a certain speed limit in an area, then a city or […]
How Often Do Truck Tires Blow Out?
Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hours of Service (HOS) regulations allow truckers to spend 11 consecutive hours driving their 18-wheelers. This time limit gives tractor-trailer operators more than ample time to cover a lot of mileage during a single shift. Truckers can operate their trucks across various types of terrain and temperatures during a […]
What Defines a Commercial Motor Vehicle?
Whether or not a vehicle is considered a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is an important factor in truck accident law, or car accident law when a passenger vehicle is involved. There is an extensive set of federal and state-level rules that govern the owning and operating of commercial vehicles. In this article, we will cover […]
The Tribune Looks Deeper into Trucking Company Safety Standards
The Law Office of Mike Campbell has joined forces with Thomas Law Offices as of September 1st, 2020. Click here for details. The Columbia Daily Tribune recently published an article which discussed a tragic and fatal wreck occurring in Columbia in November of 2018. The wreck involved a tractor-trailer driver who did not brake for […]
Why Are Undercarriage Truck Accidents So Deadly?
The Law Office of Mike Campbell has joined forces with Thomas Law Offices as of September 1st, 2020. Click here for details. It’s not often that you see something bigger on the road than a tractor-trailer. Accidents involving these lumbering vehicles, especially undercarriage accidents, result in thousands of wrongful deaths each year. There are many […]