The ELD mandate that went effective Dec. 18, 2017 requires truckers and commercial carriers to input their worked hours on ELDs, or electronic logging devices. An exception to this new ELD rule allows truck drivers to track their hours on AOBRDs, or automatic on-board recording devices, ... [Continue Reading]
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What Makes the Summertime So Dangerous for Drivers?
Summer vacation will start in just a few weeks for many Chicago teens and many families will be preparing to take their long-anticipated vacations. While the summer is known to be that time of year where we can soak up some sun, spend quality time with family, and enjoy the outdoors a little more, ... [Continue Reading]
Who is Responsible for a Truck Accident?
If you were hit by a truck on the road, you might simply think that it was the truck driver who lost control and hit you and your vehicle. But the cause of your accident may be more complex and there may be much to uncover. Watch the video to learn more. When a truck crash happens, a ... [Continue Reading]
Chicago Truck Accident Attorneys Share Five Tips for Teens on How to Stay Safe Around Commercial Vehicles
Teens have a lot to learn when it comes to driving. Because of their inexperience on the roadway, teens are often unaware of the hazardous conditions that contribute to an accident. Take for instance the weather. While most teens should know that rainy weather makes for a slippery roadway, some ... [Continue Reading]
Tips for Driving on Black Ice
The freezing cold weather conditions in Chicago, IL have led to dangerous roadway conditions for drivers. Black ice and freezing rain have caused hundreds of collisions already, some ending with fatalities. ABC Chicago 7 reported that a Winter Weather Advisory was in effect in Cook, DuPage, Ford, ... [Continue Reading]
What Should I Do If My Vehicle Becomes Disabled on the Highway?
A major truck accident recently occurred in Chicago that left the Dan Ryan Expressway shut down for nearly two hours. According to Patch.com, a semi-tractor trailer was transporting wrecked cars when it hit a disabled vehicle that was pulled off into a local right lane on the expressway. As a result ... [Continue Reading]
What is the Number One Cause of Truck Accidents?
Driver fatigue is an extremely common problem in the trucking industry. A study done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found fatigued drivers are the #1 cause of truck collisions. When these tired and overworked truck drivers cause accidents, as you may know, ... [Continue Reading]
Tips to Ensure Your Holiday Drive is a Safe One
With Christmas and New Year’s only a few days away, you can expect that the roadways are going to fill up quickly with anxious travelers on their way to visit friends and family. Local residents may also be headed out simply looking for a good time. But, the holidays don’t only bring out locals. ... [Continue Reading]