New law targets texting truck drivers

June 27th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Next week on July 1, a new law goes into effect in Florida that aims to prevent commercial truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while behind the wheel. The purpose of the bill is to prevent truckers from driving while distracted, which has emerged as the cause of a significant number of […]

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Truck strikes overpass in Miami, no one seriously hurt

May 1st, 2013 - by DKRPA

A truck accident in Miami, Florida has raised some questions about the driver and the company. However, they are not the only parties receiving some skeptical looks — it appears the area where the truck accident occurred is also unsafe, as it lacked the proper warning for the trucker. The crash occurred at an overpass. […]

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Truck strikes overpass in Miami, no one seriously hurt

May 1st, 2013 - by DKRPA

A truck accident in Miami, Florida has raised some questions about the driver and the company. However, they are not the only parties receiving some skeptical looks — it appears the area where the truck accident occurred is also unsafe, as it lacked the proper warning for the trucker. The crash occurred at an overpass. […]

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Truck driver lets stranger into cab; stranger steals, wrecks truck

April 18th, 2013 - by DKRPA

A few weeks ago, we talked about how truck drivers can benefit from using caffeine. Caffeine is one of just a handful of substances truck drivers utilize to stay awake on long, overnight trips. However, not every truck driver stays away from the more dangerous substances. A truck accident on the West Coast will make […]

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Truck drivers benefit from caffeine consumption, says study

April 1st, 2013 - by DKRPA

When we talk about truck accidents on this blog, the discussion usually centers on driver fatigue and rest laws. There are federal mandates that require trucking companies to give truck drivers a break after a certain number of hours on the clock. That way the driver can get some sleep, get his or her head […]

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Federal officials cut down flaws of bus, truck driver physicals

November 30th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Bus and truck drivers will face increased regulations to obtain the right to operate their respective vehicles starting in 2014. In May of that year, a new federal law will take effect mandating that a prospective driver see a certified medical professional to get their required physical exam. This may seem like a straightforward and […]

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Truck collision sends six Florida residents to hospital

April 10th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Because of their size and momentum, trucks have the ability to cause powerful and extremely dangerous accidents that put lives at risk. Not just the lives of the driver and the truck’s passengers, but unsuspecting pedestrians and passing cars as well. Truck accidents often spill supplies, liquids and other debris all over the road, presenting […]

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Truck runs red light, hits bus with 30 passengers aboard

January 27th, 2012 - by DKRPA

The midday commute for 30 passengers aboard a Miami transit bus was much more dangerous than any of them could have possibly imagined. A FedEx truck crashed into the bus on Tuesday after the driver ran a red light. The wreck injured 23 people, 18 of which were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The FedEx […]

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