January 15, 2021

Ellis Law Corporation

Truck Accident

Head-On Crash with Big Rig Kills Five People

Five people were killed in an accident with a big rig truck on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021. According to California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Shasta Tollefson, the pickup truck carrying all five victims was driving northbound on Interstate 5. At around 9:00 p.m., the pickup crossed from the northbound lanes into the southbound lanes near Firebaugh…

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October 24, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Truck Accident

Freeway 118 Crash Involving Semi Injures Four

An early morning crash last Friday morning, October 18, on 118 Freeway near Porter Ranch left four people injured. The accident involved four vehicles, including a semi-truck. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident, which was reported at about 8 a.m., led to the closure of the Tampa Avenue exit ramp as well as…

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September 26, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Truck Accident

How To Become a Truck Driver

Driving a truck can be a good job, with salaries ranging from $30,000-40,000 at the entry level to $70,000 or more for experienced drivers. It’s also a job where demand is high, so as long as you can pass the requirements, your chances of landing a position are very good. But how does one become…

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August 27, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Truck Accident

Dangers of Jackknife Tractor Trailer Accidents

Large trucks are a common sight on southern California roadways. They are vital to the nation’s economy. Unfortunately, they are also dangerous. An estimated 3,838 fatal collisions involving trucks occurred in 2015, the last year for which statistics are available. Trucks crashed on the road 317,000 times in 2012. Jackknife Accidents Caused by Multiple Factors…

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July 11, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Truck Accident

Are Self-Driving Trucks Going to Be on the Roads Soon?

Trucks are an incredibly important part of the U.S. economy, because they haul almost every type of good purchased from its manufacturing point to its sale point. There is currently a major shortage of truck drivers, with at least 50,000 jobs remaining unfilled of the 1.7 trucking positions in the U.S. Will self-driving trucks step…

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June 13, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Truck Accident

Unsecure Truck Cargo a Leading Cause of Crashes

Thousands of serious road accidents every year are attributed to truck cargo that is improperly secured. California drivers are accustomed to sharing the highway with commercial vehicles hauling heavy and potentially hazardous cargo. Whether transporting dressed lumber, metal pipes, building materials or household goods, this freight can spill, leak or fall off the vehicle if…

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