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Truck Accidents News: South Dakota

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States Add Anti-Indemnification Laws to Protect Truckers

State lawmakers in Minnesota and South Dakota recently passed anti-indemnification legislation that prevents shippers from including contract provisions that make truckers liable for any accident, regardless of who is at fault. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the new law earlier this month, two months after South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a similar anti-indemnification law. …

5 Injured in School Bus-Semi Truck Crash Near Bowdle, SD

Five children were injured when the school bus on which they were riding crashed with a semi tractor trailer near Bowdle, South Dakota, on Thursday, March 8. According to KDLT.com, the school bus had stopped at a stop sign and prepared to cross Highway 47 when the tractor trailer veered onto the shoulder of the …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

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