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Distracted driving linked to Zoom

The statistics about distracted driving are alarming. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the reckless behavior claimed 2,841 lives in 2018, including: 1,730 drivers 605 passengers­ 400 pedestrians 77 bicyclists Safety advocates are becoming increasingly alarmed about a new distraction. Videoconferencing services, such as Zoom, have become popular during the coronavirus pandemic because...

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Tire marks can serve as crash scene evidence

Almost every crash involving a car or large truck leaves behind key pieces of evidence that can be gathered by crash reconstruction experts. Tire marks left in the road are important pieces of evidence that often measure the speed at which a crash occurred and potentially how it occurred. How can speed be measured by...

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Increase seen in 2019 truck fatality statistics

Preliminary 2019 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows a small increase in the number of fatalities from truck crashes. How many people are killed in truck accidents? In 2018, 4,951 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks. What’s considered a large truck? In a press release, the NHTSA notes “FARS...

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Top safety tips for truck drivers and fleet owners

Trucking companies have a duty to keep our economy moving while ensuring the safety of those who share the road with large commercial trucks. The demand for essential goods and services due to COVID-19 recently led to a temporary suspension of the federal hours-of-service laws for some truck drivers. As a result, we could see...

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Federal HOS regulations lifted for the first time in history due to COVID-19

It's not uncommon for federal, state, or local governments to lift some safety regulations during a state of emergency. For the first time in history, the federal hours-of-service (HOS) laws for truck drivers (enacted in 1938) have been temporarily suspended due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a statement issued by the Federal Motor...

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The Herrera Law Firm is still serving clients amid the coronavirus pandemic

The Herrera Law Firm’s utmost priority is the health and safety of our clients, legal team and the community-at-large. We have carefully monitored the concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and have taken the necessary precautions within the office to maintain a healthy and safe environment. The Herrera Law Firm will continue to operate, but is...

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Federal government conducting first large commercial truck accident study in over 15 years

With fatalities increasing, the federal government is beginning its first large truck accident study in over 15 years. Jim Mullen, the acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), announced the study on January 14. The agency is collecting information, including public comments. The goal of the study is “to lead to significant...

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