Drivers Must Share the Roads with Food Trucks

August 27, 2018

The casual observer probably would never believe the claim that Denver is the second most food-truck-friendly city in the nation. There’s so many other sunny states that would surely out-number our states for food truck havens – states such as Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California come to mind. But, that’s…
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Parking System Aims to Reduce Truck Driver Fatigue

June 21, 2018

There’s no denying that trucking means big business for America. In fact, the American Trucking Association recently reported that the trucking industry is responsible for $700 billion in annual revenue alone. Along with that big picture is the danger that lurks behind the all-too-often hidden secret of fatigued truck drivers,…
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Can Self-Driving Trucks Be Trusted?

May 11, 2018

Probably the biggest self-driving vehicle promotional event to happen yet, occurred when Uber Technologies Inc. and Anheuser-Bush InBev NV loaded up a semi-truck full of beer and drove it autonomously south down Interstate 25 in to a delivery destination. For safe measure, the event and sponsors had a police cruiser…
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Who’s at Fault When Trucks Cause Accidents?

November 27, 2017

It’s wintertime and you’ve parked downhill from a group of semi-trucks. “No problem,” you tell yourself. “They’re the safest drivers on the roads. Nothing can happen to my car.” But, then you walk off to do some errands and return only to find one of the trucks had rolled downhill…
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5 Myths About Modern Day Truck Drivers

October 10, 2017

It’s easy to have preconceived notions about truckers, because a lot of us were brought up watching “Smokey and the Bandit” movies, and even recall C.W. McCall’s song “Convoy,” which was also a movie by the same title. That image a lot of us have from the 70s and 80s…
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Winter Driving Safety Tips: Sharing the Road with Truckers

October 10, 2017

Every year Colorado’s population grows and grows with outdoor enthusiasts, and those yearning to live in a state with scenic mountains and majestic natural settings. But, with this growing population-base come many low-landers, who have never lived or drove in a winter wonderland. So, it’s no surprise then, when tens…
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How to Prove Fault for a Truck Accident: 7 Forms of Evidence that Can Bolster Victims’ Claims

March 24, 2017

Establishing liability for a truck wreck can be complicated and challenging, especially when: Victims may be dealing with serious physical injuries. Trucking companies, vehicle equipment manufacturers or other parties not at the scene may have contributed to the crash. Despite these challenges, however, a variety of evidence can be used…
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Is a Trucking Company Liable for My Truck Accident?

February 23, 2017

Whether a truck company is liable for a trucking wreck will depend on the exact causes of the crash. While a lawyer at McLaughlin Law Firm, P.C. can go over the facts of your case and provide you  with a precise answer regarding liability (and all of the at-fault parties),…
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When Equipment Defects Cause Truck Accidents

July 30, 2014

While many truck accidents are caused (at least in part) by drivers – either or both truck drivers and other motorists, in some collisions, faulty equipment on a truck may be to blame. When this is the case, injured people may be able to hold equipment manufacturers, trucking companies or…
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Put Down Your Handheld Mobile Devices, Truckers – It’s Now a Federal Regulation

June 23, 2014

Truck drivers can no longer use handheld cellphones or other mobile devices to make phone calls, text, check their emails or even the access the Internet, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has banned the use of handheld mobile devices for truckers who are behind the wheel. Among…
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