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The average age of truck drivers is now 49 and the industry has faced a driver shortage for some years. In addition to the shortage, there is also a high turnover rate in this industry. Part of the problem appears to be related to working conditions. Truck drivers earn an average of $40,260 annually, spend a long time away from families and have a stressful job. They also work long hours at a dangerous and demanding job. All of this may be preventing new drivers from entering the profession. It may also be contributing to turnover rates.

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The driver shortage is a serious one, with some estimates suggesting the unmet need amounts to about 100,000 commercial drivers.

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Being involved in a trucking accident in Homestead or any South Florida community is devastating. You may suffer serious injuries, such as head injuries, lacerations, fractures, spinal cord damage and more. In addition, the trauma and emotional upheaval of a truck accident can be substantial. Even the financial effects can be devastating and can have a long-term impact on your life.

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One argument for self-driving trucks is that many trucking accidents are caused by human errors and human factors. Whether you agree with the idea of self-driving trucks or not, there’s no doubt that on-the-road mistakes made by passenger car and truck drivers do lead to collisions.

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The most common human factors causing car accidents in Homestead and across Florida include:

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If you have teen drivers in your home, of course you want to help them avoid traffic collisions in Hollywood or your community. You want to teach your children to be safe drivers and to avoid the dangers of the roads.

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One issue which can especially affect safety on the roads where young drivers are concerned involves trucks. Large commercial trucks, such as big rigs and tankers, require different skills than passenger cars. Driving around these larger vehicles can be a challenge for new drivers, and you need to ensure your child is ready to share the road with larger vehicles before allowing them to drive by themselves.

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Trucks carry cargo all over the state and all across the country. Unfortunately, sometimes debris falls from trucks and ends up on our roads. In some cases, this debris is dangerous and can cause a secondary car accident when your car drives over it.

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Even though you may not be able to prevent cargo falling from trucks, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of debris-related crashes. If you want to take steps to avoid road debris accidents in Hialeah or your South Florida community, you will want to:

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Tractor-trailers, big rigs, tankers, and other commercial trucks all share the road with passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, these larger vehicles can cause chaos on the road when they’re involved in a crash. In fact, it’s not unusual for a tractor-trailer collision in Miami and other cities to become a multiple vehicle accidents.

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Multiple vehicle accidents involving tractor trailers and trucks occur due to a number of reasons. One is the sheer size of the truck. If a truck loses control, the surface of the truck may come into contact with multiple smaller vehicles. Trucks also tend to travel on highways, meaning accidents involving them tend to involve higher speeds and more force, meaning a collision that is likely to involve multiple vehicles that are also on the highway.

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Tow trucks do an important job on the roads. They help clean up after car accidents, you take your car off the highway if it is damaged and in need of repairs, and can come to your rescue if your car breaks down. However, tow trucks can also pose a danger on the roads.

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Each year, tow truck accidents occur in Homestead and other South Florida communities. Very often, cars will slow down to look at what has happened when they see a tow truck. They may be so busy looking at the truck that they end up causing a secondary accident. In addition, cars don’t always slow down when trucks are stopped on the side of the road. This means tow truck drivers will sometimes be struck by a motorist who does not give them enough room. Tow trucks may also make unexpected stops or starts as part of their job, and this can cause collisions if other motorists are not attentive when driving.

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If you have been in a truck accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, you will need to hire a truck accident attorney. This is not the sort of case you want to take on yourself. Truck carries have powerful insurance companies and your injuries are likely to be serious. These are just two reasons why having an attorney makes sense for you.

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Truck carriers and insurance attorneys may use their knowledge of the law to get you to accept an offer which may not necessarily pay the future costs of your injury. In addition, serious injuries from a truck accident can cause much higher cost than you imagine. You may have to pay for lifetime of increased medical costs, lots of incidental costs, car replacement bills, months of time lost at work, and more. You may even be permanently injured and may be unable to return to your job, meaning you need a lifetime of financial resources.

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If you’ve been in a crash in Homestead involving a tanker, big rig, tractor trailer, or any other truck, you may be thinking about the immediate short-term. You may worry whether you have hurt your back or suffered an injury. You may want to contact loved ones, get checked out by a doctor, or file a claim with your insurance company.

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However, if you have been in a truck crash, you will want to take the long view. You will especially want to consider the long-term implications of your accident. To do that, you will need to consider:

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Professional truck drivers are some of the safest drivers on the road. To drive a commercial truck, drivers spend considerable time getting an education and training in order to operate a tractor-trailer, tanker, or other heavy commercial truck. Professional truck drivers pride themselves on knowing the roads, and they have some insights on staying safe in traffic.

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Professional drivers generally agree that car drivers can stay safer on the road, even when driving around trucks, by:

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