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Examples of technology that might reduce trucking accidents

The trucking industry in America is already huge, and it continues to grow. The industry is so large that there is currently a shortage of qualified truck drivers, according to the Advanced Technology Institute. Because approximately 75 percent of the nation's communities rely solely on large trucks to deliver goods, this driver shortage is no real surprise.

Tennessee trooper back to work after horrendous trucking accident

Trucking accidents come in all shapes and sizes. Along with that, they result in all different kinds of harm from property damage to catastrophic personal injury. One Tennessee state trooper is counting his blessings after emerging almost unscathed from a trucking accident that completely destroyed his vehicle.

Controlled crashes in Tennessee may help prevent other crashes

No matter where you live in the state of Tennessee, you cannot avoid hearing news about catastrophic car or trucking accidents. Because people like you hear about or witness so many of these accidents, it easy to believe that no person in any authoritative role cares about the crisis. You might be relieved to know that the truth is just the opposite.

Truck driver gets a 55 year sentence for fatal Tennessee crash

In 2015, a truck owned by the London-based company, Cool Runnings Express Inc. failed to stop when it approached stalled traffic on a Tennessee highway. The truck reportedly plowed into several cars, resulting in the deaths of six people -- two of them children. Four other victims of the trucking accident suffered serious injuries.

Guilty verdict returned for truck accident that claimed 6 lives

The senseless loss of life on a large scale always captures the attention of nearby residents. Nearly the entire state of Tennessee has been tracking the legal aspects related to the case of a driver responsible for a trucking accident that took the lives of six people in 2015. The trial and the more publicized elements of this case ended on Jan. 25 when a jury found the driver guilty on 12 counts.

A Tennessee state employee sues for $1.5 million after I-81 crash

A former Tennessee state legislator and the current chief of staff at the Comptroller General Office filed a lawsuit against a trucking company in Illinois on Dec. 6. In his Greenville, Tennessee, U.S. District Court filing, he alleges that one of its truckers, who struck him on Nov. 2, caused him to suffer debilitating injuries.

Tennessee truck driver grounded for lack of license

A truck driver licensed in Tennessee has been ordered to stop driving by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA shut the driver down from driving after he continued to operate his truck after a trailer came disconnected from it, causing the death of another driver.

Common causes of large truck accidents in Tennessee

Large trucks are an important part of our country's economy. The more you see on the road, the better shape the economy is in. Despite this, they can also be some of the most dangerous vehicles on the roads. So, what are some of the most common causes of large truck accidents in Tennessee?

How to drive safely near large trucks in Tennessee

The roads of Tennessee can be scary, especially for young drivers with little experience. However, even some of the most experienced drivers find themselves in difficult situations when on the roads throughout the state. Large trucks can be difficult to drive near due to their size and speed. Here are some tips to help you avoid trucking accidents.

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