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Tennessee Truck Driver Shortage a Concern for Truck Accident Fatalities

There is an inverse relationship between a truck driver shortage and the number of truck accidents. Currently, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), there is a national shortage of around 60,000 truck drivers. This shortage is also experienced here in Tennessee. Although it’s hard to prove directly that a shortage of drivers causes more [...]

2020-09-06T22:48:41-07:00December 1st, 2019|Trucking Accidents|0 Comments

7 Injured in Greyhound Bus Crash Bound for Nashville Tennessee

Multiple people were hurt after a Greyhound bus bound for Nashville was involved in a crash with multiple commercial vehicles on southbound Interstate 65 on Tuesday, January 16, 2017. The crash happened at about 8:40a.m. on Tuesday morning just south of Elizabethtown, KY.  Officials with the Kentucky State Police said the collision involved the bus, [...]

Concerns About Longer Trailers on Tennessee Highways

There are understandable reasons why trucking companies can see advantages in bigger trucks. In real practical terms, this means longer trailers. Longer trailers mean that more goods can be carried by each truck, which should translate into higher productivity and greater profits. That makes sense, but what are the disadvantages? Are longer trailers inherently more [...]

2020-09-06T22:48:52-07:00July 30th, 2017|Trucking Accidents|0 Comments

Are There Any Rules of the Road For Hazmat Trucks in Tennessee?

Every time there is a truck accident involving hazardous material, it’s not just the lives of the truck driver and other motorists at stake. Some material carried by trucks could potentially seriously injure any residents of households or even school children if the accident happened close to a residential neighborhood. The situation in Tennessee appears [...]

2020-09-06T22:48:53-07:00March 26th, 2017|Trucking Accidents|0 Comments

Tennessee Tractor Trailer versus Car Accidents On The Rise – And Guess Who Wins?

A rash of deadly accidents involving tractor trailer trucks along Tennessee interstates is a stark reminder of the danger involved in traveling the roads with these large vehicles.  While most truckers are excellent drivers who practice safe and defensive driving techniques, some are not safe and either drive aggressively, without enough sleep, or under the [...]

2020-09-06T22:49:06-07:00April 25th, 2013|Trucking Accidents|0 Comments