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Freeway 118 Crash Involving Semi Injures Four

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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... Read more »

How To Become a Truck Driver

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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.... Read more »

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... Read more »

Unsecure Truck Cargo a Leading Cause of Crashes

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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... Read more »

3 Ways a Truck Can Total Your Car

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18-wheelers weigh up to 30 times more than the average passenger car, tipping the scales at a monstrous 80,000 pounds. The trailer hitched to the powerful truck engine measures 54 feet long — compare that to the typical family car which spans less than 16 feet. There are nearly 6... Read more »

Southern California’s 5 Most Dangerous Highways

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Los Angeles County again ranks number one in California for having the highest rate of traffic fatalities. In 2016, according to the most recent available data from the National Highway Safety Administration, 3,623 Californians died in motor vehicle accidents. More than 790 of those deaths took place in L.A. County... Read more »