Articles Tagged with Sacramento Trucking Accident Attorney

Truck Driver Sleep Schedule Restrictions 

Over the past decade, regulations involving truck driver sleep schedules have been in flux as drivers pushed for heightened restrictions and the trucking industry pushed for a more lax standard. Sleep schedule regulations focus mainly on how long a truck driver can be behind the wheel before he is required to rest.

El Niño Threatens Sacramento Area Drivers with an Increased Risk of Truck Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer. At the moment, the state of California is in the middle of a three-year-long drought that has wrought havoc on local farmers. The Sacramento region, known for being one of the sunniest and driest regions in California, has recently seen record low rainfalls. In 2014, Sacramento saw only 10.35 inches of rain, a 51% decrease in usual rainfall totals.

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Sacramento Truck Accident at Sutterville Road – Highway 5

On Monday, December 21, 2015, during the early morning hours, a big rig crashed while on northbound Highway 5. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash was just south of Sutterville Road in Sacramento. The truck was heading southbound when its driver lost control and crashed through the concrete center divide. This sounds very much like a recent Federal Express Trucking accident along this same stretch of highway…

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Flatbed truck crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Trucking Accident Attorney. Flatbed trucks are large vehicles used mainly for commercial reasons. Flatbed trucks have a minimum gross weight of about 10,000 pounds. This is less the weight of any cargo or passengers.

Commercial Truck Interior Video Systems
Sacramento Trucking Accident Attorney Discusses Commercial Truck Interior Video Systems:

Ed Smith is a top-rated Sacramento Trucking Accident Attorney. Ed is familiar with the devastating consequences of large commercial trucking accidents. He is painfully aware of the life-changing injuries that result when a truck collides with a car. Victims hit by trucks usually fair far worse than their car versus car counterparts. Sadly, trucking accidents are usually more catastrophic and deadly. The reason for this is due to the sheer size and weight (roughly 10,000 – 80,000 pounds) of the commercial truck. In this article we will explore the benefit of commercial truck interior video systems.

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Elk Grove Delivery Truck Accident Attorney

Last April, a deadly bus accident occurred in Northern California when a Federal Express delivery truck driver traveling south inexplicably swerved across Interstate 5 into the northbound lanes and crashed into a charter bus carrying high school students from the Los Angeles area. The accident happened around 5:40 p.m. when the truck, which was hauling two 28-foot trailers drove across the median of Interstate 5 near Orland. There was no fence or wall to prevent traffic from entering the oncoming lanes. The truck initially hit the back of a passenger vehicle and then hit the front of the bus carrying the high school students. The students were on their way to Humboldt State University in Arcata to attend weekend orientation program. Upon impact, the truck and the bus caught fire. Both the driver of the truck and the driver of the bus were killed, as well as five students and three of their adult chaperones.

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