Commercial Trucking

Commercial Trucking Insurance Rates Haven’t Increased Since 1980

by Ed Rebenack, Esq. A report by the Truck Safety Coalition indicates that the $750,000 insurance requirement for commercial trucks carrying standard freight hasn't increased in more than 40 years. A New Jersey truck crash lawyer w...

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

By Ed Rebenack, Esq. What to Do Following an Accident With a Large Truck According to research by the Institute for Safer Trucking, accidents involving large commercial trucks are up substantially over the last decade not on...

The Commercial Driver License Manual: Why It Is So Important

By Tyler J. Hall, Esq. Driving a tractor-trailer is not like driving a car. Tractor-trailers can weight 80,000lbs, be over 70 feet long and 13 feet tall. At 55 mph, it will take a tractor-trailer 419 feet to come to a stop. Driving...

Collisions Caused by Independent Contractor Truckers

By Matthew Bonanno, Esq. When You're Hit by an Independent Contractor Truck Driver In the recent rise of the gig economy, "independent contractor" is a work status that has grown increasingly common across countless industri...

IST Reports Truck Crash Deaths Up 50% in a Decade

By Ed Rebenack, Esq. IST Reveals 2019 Fact Sheet for New Jersey Truck Crashes The Institute for Safer Trucking has introduced its latest fact sheet for the state of New Jersey, and it indicates that large truck crash fatalit...

2020 Saw Less Traffic While Auto-Related Fatalities Spiked

By Matthew Bonanno, Esq. 2020: A Year of Light Traffic and High Fatalities The COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to a considerable amount of traffic, but that didn't necessarily mean that the roads were any safer - in fact, just ...

Truck Accidents Caused by Tire Blowouts: Who’s Liable?

By Tyler Hall, Esq. Trucking Tire Blowouts: Who Are the Liable Parties? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 75,000 accidents are caused by tire blowouts each year, and these accidents l...

Learn All About the Trucker Pilot Program for Teens

by Tyler Hall, Esq. New Law May Increase the Amount of Teenage Truck Drivers On average, new truck drivers first start their training at the age of 35. However, the shortage of qualified truck drivers has led some manufactur...

A Trucking Company’s Liability in a Commercial Truck Accident

By Ed Rebenack, Esq. How Trucking Companies Are Held Responsible in Accidents There are thousands of accidents involving commercial trucks each year that result in approximately $2 billion in medical expenses and property da...

How Truck Accident Claims Unfold

By Craig Aronow, Esq. Truck Accident Claim Timeline There are more than 500,000 commercial truck accidents annually in the United States. Approximately 20% of those incidents results in injuries and 1% in fatalities. In prac...

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