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Why aren't more under-ride guards mandatory on large trucks?

Although lawmakers continue to push for mandatory under-ride guards, they have not been able to accomplish this goal completely. For readers who might not know, under-ride guards attach to the bottom of tractor-trailers. In the event of a truck accident, the guards can prevent smaller vehicles from sliding underneath a truck upon impact. These guards have the potential to save many thousands of lives across the nation.

Truck driver in 11-vehicle crash may face a year of jail time

Back in November of last year, the Gainesville community was shaken by a multi-vehicle truck accident that claimed the life of a young Georgia woman. As reports come in discussing what consequences the truck driver could face, many community members will probably remember the accident and wonder if the potential consequences are enough for so tragic a loss.

Looking at laws truck drivers must follow

The trucking industry is one of the most important in our country. The more trucks you see on the road, the better the economy is performing. Even though trucks are important, they are also some of the most dangerous vehicles out there. They are large, heavy, oversized and can flip easily. Combine this with excessive speed or driver fatigue and you have a recipe for tragedy. Here are some laws that truck drivers must follow.

Freak accident involving tire kills driver in Georgia

A freak accident involving a tire killed a driver in Georgia on Thursday, according to multiple news reports. The accident occurred in the suburbs of Atlanta, in Sandy Springs, during the morning rush hour on Thursday, Oct. 19. A tire flew off a pickup truck that was traveling northbound on Georgia 400 and flew into the southbound lanes, where it struck a car.

Safely driving near large trucks in Gainesville

The roads of Gainesville can be stressful during the morning and afternoon rush hours. They can be stressful in the middle of the day and at night. Driving is not always a fun task to complete, especially when you need to operate your vehicle around large trucks. They dominate the traffic on the road because of their size and speed. Here are some important safety tips for your next trip.

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