A semi-trailer truck is a large vehicle that consists of a towing engine, known as a tractor in the United States and truck in many other places, attached to one or more semi-trailers to carry freight. It is also known as a transport (truck) in Canada; semi or single in Australia; semi, tractor-trailer, big rig, or eighteen-wheeler in the United States; articulated lorry, abbreviated artic, in Britain and Ireland.A semi-trailer does not trail completely behind the towing vehicle, but is attached at a point that is just forward of the rear-most axle of the towing unit. This is done so that a large portion of the weight of the trailer is carried by the prime mover.
Posts about 18-Wheelers
  • What Causes Truck Drivers to Lose Control and Crash?

    … to stay safe out there. Stopping Short The cars we drive are agile and easy to maneuver. In fact, technology related to the powerful braking systems in cars continues to advance. When you’re behind the wheel of your car, you can practically stop on a dime. Semi-trucks, on the other hand, are far too heavy and cumbersome to stop short. The Federal…

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  • Sideswipe Accidents Involving 18-Wheeler Trucks

    …. Semi trucks are huge vehicles that can weight upwards of 80,000 lbs. Because of this, accidents involving 18-wheelers tend to be catastrophic, often resulting in severe injuries or even wrongful death. 18-wheelers are a common sight on Texas roads (especially in Dallas), and they form a vital backbone of our economy. But when a truck driver…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 24 readers -
  • Texas 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Statistics

    … Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), we’ve highlighted the most-interesting and revealing statistical information regarding commercial truck accidents in Texas (those involving 18-wheelers, big rigs, tanker trucks, etc). If you have…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 36 readers -
  • 18-Wheeler Truck Accident in Rockwall, Texas

    … and night. This type of traffic is almost exclusive to area highways, and it’s no surprise that the majority of car-vs-truck accidents reported by local news outlets tend to occur on Interstate 30 (US 67). Of course these types of accidents have also occurred on Texas State Highway 66, State Highway 276, State Highway 205, and John King Blvd…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 28 readers -
  • Truck Stopped on the Highway. Who’s at Fault?

    …Hurt in an accident caused by a truck stopped on the highway? Have you been in an accident involving an 18-wheeler truck stopped or stalled on the roadway? You may be able to file a lawsuit to recover monetary compensation. Please call Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313 for your free consultation. Accidents Caused by Trucks Stopped…

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  • Common truck driver errors that lead to collisions

    … Accident or collisions involving a commercial truck can be identified by unique dangers and complications brought by the fact that the average 18 wheeler ways at least 25 times that of a typical passenger vehicle, commercial trucks are known to carry risky cargo such as hazardous or flammable materials, larger vehicles are more susceptible…

    Bruning Legal- 15 readers -