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Truck Crashes in Texas

Big rigs, semis, and tractor trailers are all names for large trucks. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) defines a large truck as a truck weighing over 10,000 pounds. The fact is that many large trucks reach up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. Because truck crashes are often devastating, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities, the government heavily regulates the trucking industry. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has numerous rules and regulations that strictly monitor hours and service, maintenance, cargo loading, drug testing, insurance coverage, and licensing. Causes of truck accidents According to an FMSCA study, the… Read More