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Truckers and drowsy driving

Commercial truck drivers in Wyoming and the rest of the country should make sure that they are able to get enough sleep before getting on the road. Drowsy driving is believed to result in at least 100,000 motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States, and due to their substantial weight and size, the most dangerous vehicles that can be involved in these accidents are big rigs.

Brake Safety Week calls attention to brake violations

Truckers in Wyoming will want to know that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has set its annual Brake Safety Week for September 16 to 22. This inspection spree is meant to ensure that truckers and all drivers of commercial motor vehicles are maintaining their brakes according to the manufacturer's guidelines. Improperly installed or maintained brakes can increase stopping distance and endanger public safety.

Settling out of court after a truck accident

Rather than going through a prolonged trial in civil court, victims of truck accidents in Wyoming have the option of settling out of court. They may find that the other side is also willing to go this route. It not only saves time and money but also creates a confidential environment, where both sides can speak candidly rather than defensively about who is responsible and how much should be paid out. Neither side makes any admission of fault.

International Roadcheck to take place June 5-7

The 2018 International Roadcheck has been slated for June 5 to 7, so commercial truck drivers and bus drivers in Wyoming will want to make sure they're compliant with all vehicle- and driver-related safety guidelines. This annual event, conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is a commercial truck and bus inspection spree that takes place across North America.

Truck accident causes and why the trucker isn't always at fault

It may seem like a silly question, but why do truck accidents happen? The cynical and obvious answer is that a truck collided with another vehicle, and the reason is't exactly important because accidents are just a part of life. But the reasons why these truck accidents happen is incredibly important, especially when it comes to determining liability and overall civil liability should a personal injury lawsuit be filed.

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