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Brakes are important in trucking safety

As Nebraska motorists know, large commercial trucks take longer to stop due to the vehicle's payloads. Having good brakes that are maintained and inspected regularly helps. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the U.S. Department of Transportation launched...

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Preventing truck accidents in Nebraska

Jackknifing is an event that occurs when a truck and its trailer form an L or a V shape on the highway. In some cases, such an accident can lead to fatalities, but it may be possible to reduce the number of jackknife crashes. Typically, they occur due to a loss of...

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Preventing cargo tank rollover accidents

Semi-tractors pulling cargo tanks containing hazardous materials are a common sight on the highways of Nebraska, and the vast majority of them are able to complete their journeys without incident. However, when an accident involving one of these vehicles does take...

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5 dead in fiery truck accident in Georgia

Nebraska motorists may have heard about a truck accident on May 19 in Georgia that claimed the lives of five individuals. Police believe the truck driver may have fallen asleep prior to the fatal wreck. According to reports, the accident occurred just outside of...

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Large truck accident statistics – part 1

Drivers in Nebraska may be interested in knowing how safe a large truck may be on the highway. The definition of a large truck is any vehicle that is rated to weigh more than 10,000 pounds. In 2012, there was a 4 percent increase in fatalities involving large trucks...

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