Delivery Trucks Can Hit Pedestrians

Delivery Trucks Can Hit Pedestrians

Truck Accident
Delivery trucks perform an essential role in our modern economy. Unfortunately, they can also hit and severely injure pedestrians. It's no wonder that large trucks cause thousands of pedestrian deaths annually. Large trucks account for about 15% of all truck accident fatalities. In many cases, victims and surviving family members are entitled to compensation for their losses after a pedestrian accident involving a delivery truck. Who Bears Liability When Commercial Trucks Hit Pedestrians? When delivery trucks hit pedestrians, a number of parties could potentially be liable for victims’ losses, including: The driverThe company responsible for the operation of the vehicleThe manufacturer of the delivery truckThe owner of the cargo in the truckOther motoristsThe party or agency responsible for the maintenance of the street where the accident took place What Should…
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Do You Need a Special License to Drive a Truck?

Do You Need a Special License to Drive a Truck?

Truck Accident
Every commercial truck driver needs a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to drive their trucks if they operate across state lines. Formerly, any driver with a valid driving license drove a commercial vehicle. However, things changed in 1986 following the enacting of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act. This legislation requires every commercial vehicle  driver who operates interstate to get a CDL. The law has improved road safety by giving these drivers sufficient qualifications and training. Keep reading to learn why a CDL is critical. Which Vehicles Require a CDL? Every driver operating a commercial vehicle such as a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, dump truck, and passenger bus needs a CDL. Drivers obtain CDLs by sitting for and passing a special knowledge exam and driving skills test. Obtaining a CDL permits a driver…
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