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Driver killed in big-rig collision on Interstate 880

California's economy depends on reliable transport, and much of this transport is provided by trucks. From long-haul tractor-trailer trucks to delivery vans, much of the foodstuffs, clothes and consumer products that Californians require are brought to them by trucks.

Mother and son killed in suspected DUI truck accident

California roads and freeways are often safe ways to travel across the state and beyond, and anyone who has sat in crippling traffics near one of the state's cities can tell you highways can be a safe place to sit with nothing to do. But roads are often most dangerous when movement meets stillness.

Woman killed by drunk truck driver in Sonoma County

Anyone on the roads in California can see immediately the importance of rules, laws and norms for drivers of cars, trucks and heavy vehicles like buses and construction vehicles. From signaling turns to passing on the left, every bit of wisdom helps us avoid disaster every day.

Truck driver charged in fatal bus accident

Trucks carry a huge amount of the cargo that passes through California, which sits at the crossroads of the world's industry, commerce and agriculture. Drivers and pedestrians in the Golden State rely on the care of professional drivers to avoid problems or, worse, a disaster.

How and when are truck drivers tested for drug use?

The first thing to know is that regardless of company policy, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all commercial vehicle drivers to undergo drug and alcohol testing. These federal testing regulations apply to all drivers who operate a vehicle requiring a commercial driver's license. Rules like these help to promote safety in the trucking industry and to reduce truck accidents in California and across the entire country.

Recent fatal truck accident highlights driver error issues

Sometimes, even the smallest mistake can lead to unthinkable tragedy. A recent California truck accident that took the life of a man occurred because of one small mistake. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently released a statement with details about the truck accident.

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