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Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses in Portland, OR

Posted on March 26, 2024 in
The federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act requires a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate a commercial vehicle. Obtaining a CDL is more challenging than getting a non-CDL driver’s license. More in-depth skills and knowledge tests are required, as well as specific training, health screening, and background checks.  Here’s an overview of the three...
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What Is MCS-90?

Posted on November 3, 2023 in
It should come as no surprise that trucks and large commercial vehicles can cause tremendous damage to other motorists in the event of a crash. The National Safety Council’s statistics show that, although large commercial trucks account for only 5% of all registered vehicles, they are involved in nearly one out of every ten...
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What Does It Mean for a Truck To Jackknife?

Posted on March 2, 2023 in
A jackknife accident gets its name from a pocket knife or “jackknife.” It describes what the semi-truck looks like after the accident. The tractor and trailer fold into each other like you would fold a jackknife to close it. Unfortunately, as the trailer sweeps around toward the tractor (cab), the semi-truck can “fold in”...
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Who Pays for My Injuries in a UPS Truck Accident?

Posted on July 19, 2022 in
In Oregon, drivers are financially responsible for any accidents that they cause. These rules also apply to accidents involving UPS vehicles. If you are injured in a collision with a UPS driver, you have the right to file a lawsuit or insurance claim and recover compensation for the losses that you sustained. However, it...
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What Causes Delivery Truck Accidents?

Posted on July 19, 2022 in
Delivery trucks are involved in serious accidents every year, causing severe harm to drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists alike. In these situations, the victims have the right to pursue a legal claim against the at-fault person or entity.  To determine the liable parties, however, the victim first needs to understand what caused the collision. There...
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