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A Truck’s “No-zone” Areas

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Truck Driving | 0 comments

A Truck’s “No-zone” Areas

A semi-trailer truck, also called 18-wheeler or big rig, is about 70 feet long and weighs about 80,000 lbs. – that’s around 20 to 30 times heavier than passenger cars. Due to its size and length, a semi-trailer requires not only heavy-duty and high-quality tires, but also 20% to 40% more road surface to be able to stop. Any lighter vehicle that stands in its path when it is on the move or when its brakes fail to work can easily be damaged like tin can.

Though its size serves as a really big threat to smaller and lighter vehicles, this does not ensure its driver automatic safety in case of an accident. In fact, from 1992 – 1995, compared to any other occupation in the U.S., truck drivers had a higher total number of work-related deaths. The major cause of so many truck accidents (during those times) was lack of knowledge among drivers of lighter vehicles on how to maneuver and drive properly when sharing the road with trucks.

Semi-trailers are subject to various federal and state laws to ensure their safe operation. Some of these laws, which are enforced by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA), include the maximum number of hours of service (HOS) of commercial drivers, limitations on truck length, skills required of truck drivers and the exams they need to pass when applying for a commercial driver’s license.

Skillful driving and constant awareness are necessary when driving a commercial vehicle as long as a semi-trailer due to it “no zone” areas or blind spots. “No zones” of blind spots are areas around a truck where smaller vehicles become invisible to a truck driver. Not being aware of the presence of smaller vehicles on these areas, a driver often commits the mistake of maneuvering the truck, hitting the vehicle in the process. There are four blind spots around trucks:

  • Front: For whatever reason, some drivers (of smaller vehicles) have the very bad habit of cutting in front of a truck and then immediately slowing down after passing it. This is one very dangerous move which invites nothing less than a tragic accident that can result to severe injuries or death.
  • Rear: The length and width of a truck will render its driver to fail to notice smaller vehicles tailgating it. Besides not being able to see any danger ahead, a driver of a smaller vehicle may also have nowhere else to go but under the truck if it suddenly tries to stop or slow down.
  • Sides: Two other areas that drivers of smaller vehicles should totally avoid are the sides of semi-trailers, especially the right or the passenger side, where truck drivers can totally fail to notice them. Also, if a truck driver needs to change lane or swerve to the right, this can be big trouble to the smaller vehicle.

As explained in the website of the Clawson & Staubes, LLC: Injury Group, however, truck drivers are well trained in monitoring their vehicle’s four blind spots, known as “no-zones,” serious accidents can result if they do not take adequate precaution to check these areas before changing lanes or turning. While such accidents are preventable with proper training, unfortunately, they are extremely common.

Because the consequences of truck accidents are frequently devastating, resulting to life-threatening health problems, costly medical treatment, and time away from work, Houston personal injury lawyers of Williams Kherkher advises injured victims (or their families) to file a lawsuit against the negligent party to get financial compensation for suffering and losses.

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High-quality Online Articles from Copywriting Service Firms

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

High-quality Online Articles from Copywriting Service Firms

According to a firm called Kinetic Word, “words” are powerful tools, not only in conveying one’s thoughts, but also in building relationships, inspiring action, or driving sales regardless of the kind of industry or market one happens to be in.

Some words (made as slogans) are combined with catchy images to better capture the attention of the public; some others are made as articles to provide useful information, entertain, raise awareness or persuade people to prefer this or that product or service over another.

The skill to write an appealing slogan or write a good article may be inherent in some people; for others, this skill is developed and improved overtime through practice, experience, broadening of vocabulary, learning coherence of words and thoughts and making sure that the slogan or the article will be able to deliver the idea they intend their audience to grasp.

Today, the Internet is the fastest tool available in reaching people anytime, anywhere, while the people tasked to reach them through effective writing are called online copywriters.

Online copywriting is written content communicated through online media; this is used mainly for writing advertising or marketing materials intended to persuade and raise awareness. For the past decades, content writing or creating online advertisements and writing articles online have been among the fastest growing careers in the U.S.

There are two ways to find good and trustworthy online copywriters: search through a pool of freelance writers or seek the services of a copywriting service firm. Clients who need good online articles will find out, however, that not all those claim to be skilled writers are really that reliable, and while it is true that freelance writing has served so many clients satisfactorily and has helped thousands of talented individuals earn good money, the one major problem that many clients have faced with regard to hiring freelance writers is finding the really good ones, which, if a client ever succeeds, does not automatically mean that all his/her writing needs will be taken care of according to the way that he/she wants things done. Though lots of freelance writers can comply with client demand on quantity, quality of the articles are oftentimes compromised and, when it comes to guaranteed high-quality output, many just fail to pass client standard and expectation.

Copywriting service firms make sure that they have a wide pool of talents, besides being trustworthy when it comes to producing only carefully researched and written online articles. In addition, since these firms have a reputation to safeguard, clients can demand accountability and reliability in all of the copywriting services provided by these firms.

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