Speeding Michigan Semi-Trucks Can Be Deadly

A recent accident on U.S. 23 involving an 18-wheeler and eight passenger vehicles is a sobering reminder of the horrific damage and catastrophic injuries that speeding Michigan semi-trucks can cause.

According to reports, the truck driver allegedly caused the nine-vehicle pileup on April 23, 2017. A preliminary investigation showed the driver failed to stop his 2015 Freightliner semi-truck as he approached passenger vehicles that were stopped in a construction area on southbound U.S. 23. Two people in the passenger vehicles ...

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I-94 US-127 Accidents In Jackson, Michigan Are On The Rise

Understanding Dangerous Roads: Heavily Traveled & Congested Area

During the past several years, I-94 US-127 accidents in Jackson, Michigan, have become all too common, leading many to wonder why the area has steadily become known as a dangerous road in Michigan.

Just recently, two passenger vehicles and an SUV collided on US-127 at the westbound I-94 exit ramp. In June 2015, a catastrophic nine-vehicle pileup, including three jackknifed semi-trucks, happened on I-94 near Jackson, sending 11 people to ...

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How Inexperienced Truck Drivers Cause Accidents

Inexperienced truck driver accidents happen more often than you think.

Recently, a truck driver created havoc in a Cincinnati neighborhood, taking down utility poles, hitting garbage cans and damaging buildings. The driver, who had been on the job for only three weeks, had re-routed his truck onto a local road because he had missed his exit. The police cited the driver for “failure to maneuver.”

Luckily, no one was injured in that semi-truck accident. However, reports like this show how inexperienced ...

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New Study Links Trucking Accidents And Unhealthy Drivers

Trucking accidents and unhealthy drivers go hand-in-hand, according to a new study* that finds truck drivers with certain medical conditions have a much greater chance of being in a crash.

It can be challenging for truck drivers to lead a healthy lifestyle, especially those who operate semi-trucks, drive long distances and often spend weeks at a time on the road. Drivers frequently sit for hours behind the wheel, have less-than-ideal sleeping conditions and find it difficult to eat nutritious meals and ...

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The Dangers Of Semi-Truck Driver Fatigue

The arrest of a truck driver who traveled from Washington State to Massachusetts without any sleep recently made national headlines, leading to increasing concerns about the dangers of semi-truck driver fatigue.

Semi-truck drivers are usually paid based on miles, which is why they often attempt to travel long distances in short periods of time. Federal trucking regulations, however, limit the number of hours a driver can travel within a 24-hour period. Federal rules also mandate when, and for how long, ...

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Can Victims Of Michigan Semi-Truck Crashes Get No-Fault Benefits?

Persons involved in a Michigan semi-truck accident frequently have catastrophic injuries and require lifetime care, resulting in mounting medical bills. Given this, does auto no-fault apply to Michigan semi-truck crashes?

Semi-truck crashes are some of the deadliest accidents on the roadways. In 2016, nearly 12,000 heavy trucks and buses were in collisions on Michigan highways. Nationwide, studies show that 98 percent of semi-truck crashes result in at least one fatality — and about 86 percent of these deaths are not ...

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Will Speed-Limiters On Michigan Semi-Trucks Reduce Crashes?

In 2015, nearly 12,000 heavy trucks and buses, including semi-trucks, were involved in accidents on Michigan roadways. Nationwide, thousands of motorists are injured or killed each year in semi-truck crashes. This is why it has been suggested that speed-limiters be installed on Michigan semi-trucks, and on all heavy trucks across the United States.

To help reduce the number of collisions due to speeding trucks, it was proposed in 2016 that vehicles with a gross weight of mor Continue Reading →

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