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Semi-Truck Crash Trends in Florida

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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, between the years 2004 – 2014, the state of Florida experienced a downtrend in accidents involving semi-trucks. Fatal crashes involving large trucks dropped to 168 in 2014 from 322 in 2004. While the number for injuries is higher, that decreased as well throughout the years. The downtrend in fatal crashes is not particularly unique to Florida and many other states …

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Terms and Common Truck Accident Statistics

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In Florida and throughout the U.S., state roads, highways, and interstates are commonly populated by large commercial trucks, also known as semi-trucks or tractor trailers. A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is defined as any large truck or vehicle with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 26,000 pounds or any bus designed to carry 16 or more passengers. Commercial motor vehicles require an active Commercial Driver’s License …

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Orlando Pedestrian Hit by Semi-Truck

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On Tuesday, January 14th, a pedestrian walking along Orlando’s Orange Blossom Trail lost his life after being struck by a tractor trailer. The victim’s name was not released, but he was identified only as a 33-year-old resident of Orlando, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The deadly accident took place just around 10:22pm near the North Park Commerce Center near Clarcona Ocoee Road. The pedestrian was walking in …

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