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Throughout Oklahoma, commercial vehicles, such as taxis and buses, are used to transport people both short and long distances. Every passenger on a commercial vehicle is vulnerable to the behaviors and abilities of the vehicle's driver. Although commercial vehicle operators often drive more defensively than operators of passenger vehicles, such as cars, some still drive recklessly and potentially endanger the lives of their passengers. Although commercial vehicle accidents are far less frequent than car accidents, they can be more catastrophic and can injure or kill many people because of their size and weight.

Commercial vehicle accidents can be very complex


Drivers of commercial vehicles such as delivery trucks, buses and vans follow their employers' directions and instructions to meet the demands of their business. Although these drivers are can be safe drivers, they sometimes fail to follow state and federal traffic rules and regulations, increasing the risk of an accident. Any Oklahoman who is involved in a commercial vehicle accident may find that it triggers the involvement of one or more insurance companies.

OK investigation update in fatal commercial vehicle accident


Many Oklahoma commercial vehicles are used to transport passengers and items over short and long distances. Only professional drivers or people who have undergone extensive training in operating large vehicles are legally allowed to drive vehicles, such as passenger buses and trucks. Overall, commercial vehicle drivers are less likely to be involved in motor vehicle accidents than drivers of most motor vehicles. Unfortunately, when they are involved in collisions, the results are often catastrophic.

Latest statistics on accidents involving delivery trucks


Trucks used by various industries in the United States are considered commercial vehicles. These "big rigs," such as delivery trucks seen in and around Edmunds, Oklahoma, are large and weigh more than 10,000 pounds. Considering the size and weight of these trucks, it is easy to see why these vehicles are capable of causing severe damage to property and catastrophic injuries to people in the event of a commercial vehicle accident. The latest crash data from the National Traffic Safety Administration sheds some light on commercial vehicle accidents.

Who can be held liable in tour bus accidents?

Commercial vehicles are typically used to transport goods, livestock or people from one location to another anywhere across the country, including Oklahoma. Trucks, taxis, vans and buses are among the most common commercial vehicles. What about tour buses? The answer is yes, these are also commercial vehicles, and their drivers are expected to act responsibly because the lives of passengers depend on how they operate their vehicles.

Oklahoma man killed in truck accident

Commercial vehicles or trucks are frequent sights along Oklahoma's roads and highways. Those who drive them must follow strict delivery deadlines to satisfy client expectations. Because trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, a commercial vehicle accident can cause severe damage to property and injure and kill motorists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, one of these accidents recently took the life of a Monroe man.

Collision between two delivery trucks turns deadly

Taxis, coach buses and trucks are all commercial vehicles that are used for different purposes. For example, trucks are used for delivering various loads from one place to another. In Oklahoma City and elsewhere in Oklahoma, trucks are often seen on major roadways and their drivers are professionals who follow strict delivery deadlines. That is why trucks and other commercial vehicles are often seen speeding, which makes them prone to collisions that can result in injuries or fatalities.

NTSB releases development in truck-bus accident


There has been a development in the investigation of the California commercial vehicle accident that stunned many Americans, including those in Oklahoma City. Federal transportation officials, including the National Transportation Safety Board, have led the investigation in order to determine the potential cause of the fiery bus crash and to improve commercial vehicle safety.

Fatal California highway accident leaves investigators baffled

A recent fatal accident in Northern California that stunned the country, including those in Oklahoma, has investigators baffled by evidence and eyewitness reports and has left families and friends looking for answers. What was supposed to be a tour for prospective high school students of a state university ended tragically when their bus was hit head-on by a FedEx tractor-trailer near the town of Orland on Interstate 5.

Loose wheel kills man on side of Oklahoma highway

Large commercial trucks provide a crucial service, transporting goods quickly and efficiently across the country. These large vehicles must be kept in top shape, however, not only to comply with regulations and laws, but also to protect truck drivers and other motorists and pedestrians.

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