In 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandated that all commercial truck drivers use electronic logs to track the hours they spend on duty and behind the wheel.

Electronic Truck Logging Improves Compliance – But Does It Make the Roads Safer?

In 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandated that all commercial truck drivers use electronic logs to track the hours they spend on duty and behind the wheel. Since then, truckers’ compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) rules has improved, according to the FMCSA. Yet the agency has hesitated to announce whether the …

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Driver fatigue is among the most common causes of truck accidents in the Chicago area and other parts of Illinois.

How Driver Fatigue Can Cause Chicago Truck Accidents

Many people have experienced driver fatigue at some point in their lives, whether it is driving home after a long day at work or traveling on a dark, monotonous roadway after a night out. Your eyelids feel heavy, and your head starts nodding down. Even a single moment of dozing off, however, has the potential …

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A Lake County, IL, truck accident attorney can help victims understand their rights and remedies after these collisions.

Lake County Sideswipe Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) have prioritized researching collisions between large trucks and other vehicles on the roadway. Accidents between large trucks and passenger vehicles are inherently more dangerous because of the disparity of power between the vehicles. However, certain types of …

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Chicago City Dump Truck Runs Over and Critically Injures Bicyclist

Last year, a bicyclist suffered critical injuries when a city dump truck struck and ran over her in a neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest Side.   A 31-year-old woman was biking northwest on Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale. Both the bicycle and the truck turned right at the same time at the busy Belmont Avenue intersection. The …

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Semi-truck’s failed U-turn attempt leads to fatal crash in Oswego

Truck accidents have the potential to cause devastating injuries. Because of the large size and weight of semi-trucks, it is often the occupants of smaller vehicles who suffer the most severe injuries in a collision. Two people were killed in a recent crash involving a semi-truck on Route 30 and Treasure Drive in Oswego, Illinois. …

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Truck driver cited in collision with a train in Plainfield

Truck accidents can cause a large amount of damage due to the force of impact that results from the vehicle’s sheer size and weight. A recent collision between a semi-truck trailer and a freight train in Plainfield, Illinois, blocked traffic for hours.   The train hit the truck at a rail crossing on the Canadian …

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Teenage bicyclist dies in fatal collision with pickup truck

Chicago is known for its thriving bicycle-riding culture. While the local government has tried to make it a safe activity, bicyclists are still at risk when sharing the roads with vehicles like cars and trucks. A bicycle accident can result in injuries that require long-term medical care. When there is a collision between a bicyclist …

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Two motorcycle riders hospitalized with serious injuries after truck collision

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries when their motorcycle collided with a semi-truck in Richland County, Illinois. Illinois State Police said the motorcycle driver and passenger were airlifted to a hospital for treatment. The crash between the motorcycle and semi-truck occurred close to the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and County Road 300 E. The motorcycle …

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Illinois man suffers life-threatening injuries in truck accident on I-64

A 47-year-old man was injured in a truck accident on Interstate 64 in Washington County, Illinois. Emergency crews responded to reports of a serious crash involving a semi-truck and SUV near mile marker 43 in the eastbound lanes of the interstate. According to Illinois State Police, Travis Akin’s vehicle collided with a semi-truck. He was traveling …

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Tanker truck causes chain reaction accident on I-55

Multiple people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in Channahon, Illinois. A tanker truck was the catalyst for a chain reaction collision that involved a semi-trailer and two SUVs. The Illinois State Police said the truck accident occurred along the southbound lanes of the interstate close to Arsenal Road. Three of the …

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