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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 [...]

December 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 [...]

July 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 [...]

March 26th, 2017|Trucking Accidents|0 Comments

Why are big trucks such a fire hazard in the event of a wreck?

An accident involving a tractor trailer truck is always serious, they are the largest and heaviest vehicles on our roads. Even single vehicle accidents involving just the truck can be deadly for the driver. One of the reasons that trucks are so dangerous are post accident fires caused by leaking fuel tanks. Truck drivers are [...]

June 21st, 2015|Trucking Accidents|0 Comments

“Almost A Year To The Day” Another Tragic Semi Truck Accident Claims Life

On April 10, 2014, a tour bus full of high school students were on their way to tour college campuses when a FedEx truck pulling a double trailer crossed over the median and hit them head on. One of the students said he saw the trailers "skewed at a weird angle" before the truck hit them. [...]

April 15th, 2015|Trucking Accidents|0 Comments

Manholes Explode on Centennial Blvd in Nashville Tennessee

One resident said he knew the day would come when a terrible accident would happen in the area of Centennial Blvd and 61st Avenue in West Nashville - it was just a matter of time.  That time was today as a tanker truck loaded with fuel side-swiped a parked car and flipped over on its [...]

August 13th, 2014|Trucking Accidents|0 Comments

Elena Zamora’s Tragic Death Brings Safety Violations By Company to Light

No one should have to bury their child and our hearts and prayers go out to the Zamora family and friends as they plan to bury Elena during this most precious season of family and togetherness.  Said to be "a leader", "beautiful", "smart", by all her friends and teachers at Hume Fogg Magnet School, it's [...]

December 21st, 2013|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 [...]

April 25th, 2013|Trucking Accidents|0 Comments