How to Avoid a Truck Accident´╗┐

Truck accidents are extremely dangerous to both the truck driver and occupants of the smaller vehicles. You are likely to suffer life-changing injuries if you collide with a truck regardless of the kind of vehicle you are driving.

While you cannot completely eliminate the risk of an accident in Missouri, there are a number of things you can do to keep the chances of a dangerous collision low. Read on for a list of simple and straightforward measures to take when driving on the highway.

Tip #1: Follow traffic laws

Accidents are usually followed by lawsuits and the at-fault driver … Read more

Your Rights as a Truck Driver

As a truck driver, you have the right to be safe and refuse to break the law. If your employer unlawfully disciplines or otherwise retaliates against you for refusing to violate hours-of-service regulations or to run the CMV in a manner that would violate a Federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Regulation, then you can report them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) provides a simple yet effective solution for truck drivers who are wrongfully terminated for refusing to break the Federal Motor Carrier safety rules as … Read more