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Will Waiver of CDL Rules Lead to More Truck Accidents in Oklahoma?

Fallout from the spread of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on market sectors across the globe, but the trucking industry remains hard at work to deliver essential supplies where they are needed most. Holders of Commercial Driver’s Licenses in Oklahoma strive to keep up with consumer demand for food and paper products, while also delivering […]

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Reject Measure to Expand Liability Insurance Coverage

Oklahoma recently joined several other US states in rejecting a controversial interpretation of insurance laws proposed by the American Law Institute (ALI). Senate Bill 1692 is directed one section of the ALI’s Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, stating that the provision conflicts with existing federal and state law. The legislative measure passed the […]

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Winter Weather in Tulsa, OK Means Increased Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes

Another round of severe winter weather is on its way to Northeastern Oklahoma, according to Tulsa’s NBC affiliate News Channel 2 KJRH, which reported that the city is well-prepared to handle precipitation and blizzard conditions. With crews covering 35 snow removal routes, equipment to clear 2,000 miles of roadway, and 12,500 tons of salt, officials […]

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Proposed Hours of Service May Affect Truck Accidents in Oklahoma

Since regulations requiring rest for commercial truck drivers were originally established by the since-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission in 1938, there have been countless changes to the rules. When proposed changes to “Hours of Service” regulations were recently announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), activists on both sides of the issue have been […]

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Semi Truck Accident South of Tulsa Spills Meat All Over Highway

According to information released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a significant stretch of Highway 75 closed for several hours after a semi truck collided with another vehicle, spilling packaged meat all over the roadway. The wreck occurred on the morning of April 25th, a few miles south of Glenpool, Oklahoma. A Driver Made an Unsafe […]

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I-40 Semi-Truck Accident Kills 1 Woman, Injures Several Others

In the early morning hours of October 29, 2018, a chain reaction of motor vehicle accidents occurred on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City. The reaction started when a wheel assembly came off a semi-truck, and struck a Jeep; a pickup truck; and a BMW; before falling off of I-40 onto MacArthur Boulevard, and hitting another […]

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Deadly Hit-and-Run Accident in Tulsa Raises Questions About Pedestrian Safety

A deadly hit-and-run accident in Tulsa raises questions about pedestrian safety for residents in the area. Tulsa residents were reminded that pedestrian safety is not something to take for granted after a deadly hit-and-run accident involving a pickup truck left a woman dead. Hit-and-run accidents have been on the rise across the country in recent years,;and […]

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Jackknife Accidents

Like any other vehicle, commercial trucks can be involved in a number of different types of crashes, including rear-end accidents, head-on collisions, rollovers, and sideswipes. However, because they are so much larger than standard sized passenger vehicles, commercial trucks are also prone to a specific kind of crash, known as a jackknife accident, which occur […]

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Tanker Truck Accidents

Tanker trucks are the most common means of transporting liquid cargo (like oil and other petroleum products) in the United States. Oftentimes that liquid cargo is flammable, which increases the likelihood of a fire or explosion if the truck is involved in an accident. Other dangers associated with tanker trucks include: Leaks and spills — […]

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Wrongful Death Case: School Bus Collides with City Bus

In Baltimore, Maryland, a tragic scene unfolded when a city school bus collided with a local city transit bus, killing six people, including the driver of the school bus and five other commuters on the city transit bus. While police continue to investigate why and how the driver lost control of the school bus, it […]

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