Interstate vs. Intrastate Trucking

To say the U.S. relies on trucking to deliver goods is an understatement. Each year, trucks in the U.S. ship over 10 billion tons of freight. That includes food products, housewares, fuels, and other essential products Americans use every day.  When referring to trucking, the terms “interstate” and “intrastate” are sometimes misunderstood, but the differences […]

How Many Hours Can a Truck Driver Drive in Arizona?

Commercial truck drivers spend long hours on the road. Fatigue and drowsiness can contribute to the cause of large truck accidents. Federal and state laws limit how many hours a truck driver can drive without breaks and rest periods to reduce the risk of fatigued truck driver accidents. Federal Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial […]

Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses

Driving a commercial vehicle is no easy feat. For this reason, the law requires aspiring truck drivers to obtain special licensing before they can hit the road and begin working. There are multiple types of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs). The license appropriate for a driver depends on the type of vehicle the driver wishes to […]

How Much Does a Semi-Truck Weigh?

The average car weighs 2,500 to 4,200 pounds, while an SUV can range from 3,500 to more than 6,000 pounds. By comparison, a semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when hauling a fully loaded trailer. This weight disparity is one of many factors that makes truck accidents so serious.  Here’s an overview of the […]