Can Trucks Drive in the Left Lane?

When you are driving on the highways California, it can be nerve-wracking to operate around large commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large semi-trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, any collision with a passenger vehicle is likely to be severe and could result in significant injuries. California has implemented several regulations regarding truck...
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What Are Truck-Only Lanes?

Millions of vehicles pile onto California highways every day. Because California boasts the largest economy of any state in the nation, there are plenty of large commercial trucks in operation on highways ensuring that goods get to the places they need to be. However, these large commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and reach lengths of 75 feet. Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, accidents often lead to significant...
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California Truck Lane Restrictions

When you are driving on the highway, it can be stressful to be around larger semi-trucks and other large vehicles on the roadway. These vehicles can weigh tens of thousands of pounds and reach lengths of up to 75 feet. Accidents with larger vehicles can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities. In California, the state has passed laws that limit which lanes their large trucks can use in an effort to ensure safer traffic...
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What Is a DOT-Recordable Accident?

Most drivers in California are aware of the “point system” used by the state DMV. This is the system in which each traffic ticket violation is assigned a point value. These points are added to your driving record, and once you exceed a certain number of points, you could lose your driving privileges temporarily or permanently. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) maintains a similar point system used to track the safety record of...
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Insurers May Not Have a Good Case to Decline Business Interruption Claims

Supervising trial attorney, Edward Susolik, recently shared his thoughts with S&P Global on the legal filings and court battles over insurance policy contract terms and conditions with regards to COVID-19. View article.
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