A truck driver (commonly referred to as a trucker or driver in the United States and Canada; a truckie in Australia and New Zealand; a lorry driver or driver in Ireland, the United Kingdom, India and Pakistan), is a person who earns a living as the driver of a truck (usually a semi truck, box truck, or dump truck).Truck drivers provide an essential service to industrialized societies by transporting finished goods and raw materials over land, typically to and from manufacturing plants, retail and distribution centers. Truck drivers are also responsible for inspecting their vehicles for mechanical items or issues relating to safe operation.
Posts about Trucker
  • What Causes Truck Drivers to Lose Control and Crash?

    … Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports several important stopping statistics: The stopping times and distances for 18-wheelers are much greater than they are for cars. The stopping distance increases when semis are loaded down or when they are driving under adverse weather conditions, such as rain, sleet, or snow. A fully-loaded big rig…

    Gabriel Levin/ 19 readers -
  • Sideswipe Accidents Involving 18-Wheeler Trucks

    … lengths to limit the value of your claim (or deny liability outright). They may claim that you should have done your part in ensuring that the trucker was aware of your presence, or they may call into question your driving record and pick out a ticket you received five years in order to show that you’re a bad driver. As a truck accident attorney, I see…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 24 readers -
  • 18-Wheeler Truck Accident in Rockwall, Texas

    …Why are there so many truck accidents in Rockwall, Texas? Just this week, we’re hearing about another 18-wheeler accident in Rockwall where someone tragically lost their life. While details of the accident are still limited at this time, we wanted to take a moment to discuss why Rockwall seems to be a magnet for these types of crashes. In 2015…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 27 readers -
  • Uninsured Truck Drivers

    … attorney can help you handle insurance claims or look elsewhere for recovery if the truck driver did not have enough coverage to compensate you for your injuries. When the driver at-fault for the accident does not have insurance, it can be difficult to recover. You may be able to recover damages from your own auto insurer, through the trucking…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Fatal Truck Accidents in Dallas

    … win your case. Fatal Truck Accident Lawyers in Dallas, Texas The first and most-important thing to understand is that an accident involving a commercial truck (18-wheeler) must be treated completely different than your run-of-the-mill car wreck. This is because there are so many variables involved, and the stakes are MUCH higher. For example…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Passengers Injured in a Truck Accident

    …, they simply hold all of the leverage. It is for this reason that you need to speak with an attorney who will fight for your rights. Our Dallas law firm has the experience and resources necessary to help you settle your case and collect every penny to which you are entitled, and you never pay us a dime unless we win your case. Speak With a Dallas…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Trucking Standards

    … Although recent headlines regarding the passage of rules regulating the number of hours truck drivers on American highways are allowed to drive per day may give the impression that trucking standards in the United States are becoming more stringent, this is a misnomer. Trucking standards have actually been getting lower for some time now, thanks…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 17 readers -
  • Improve Trucker Health to Prevent Accidents

    … diet that often accompanies it. Only 8% of truck drivers report exercising regularly and many suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure. Over seventy percent are overweight or morbidly obese. Unhealthy truckers are a greater threat to themselves and others on the road for a number of reasons. Poor heart health puts truckers at risk for emergency…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -