He admitted to using a fake logbook instead of electronic log devices, and racking up dangerous 20-hour road stints. His speaking out exposes the system’s flaws
Technology will make us more safe. But it will not prevent all truck accidents. As lawyers, we hear and read about people scamming the system to get around the … Read More
Study shows speed-related truck crashes caused by at-fault truckers slowed dramatically after Ontario required all trucks to have speed-limiter devices
The naysayers were wrong about speed-limiters preventing truck crashes.
Groups like Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) pedaled doom and gloom predictions about how requiring speed-limiters on trucks would create a dangerous speed differential with cars … Read More
Longtime truck accident lawyer Steve Gursten named to national invitation-only group comprised of the most successful trucking trial lawyers
There are several reasons why I’m passionate about being a truck accident attorney.
The most important ones are the opportunities I’ve had to seek justice for those injured in trucking accidents, and while doing this to … Read More
Despite FMCSA report to Congress that decades-old financial responsibility levels don’t adequately cover many truck wrecks, regulators cling to status quo
For someone who wears an “I ♥ truckers” button, President Trump isn’t acting like it.
On June 2, 2017, his Administration through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made a decision that will … Read More
Tips for avoiding distracted driving truck accidents include no texting, no dispatching devices, no hand-held phones and no eating or drinking while driving
Few – if any – things are more dangerous and potentially deadly than a distracted truck driver barreling along a crowded highway, behind the wheel of a fully loaded 80,000-pound tractor-trailer.
Indeed, … Read More
Truck Attorney Roundtable Co-Founder Steven Gursten leads national legal webinar on company, truck driver depositions and handling 30(b)(6) matters
On May 24, I’ll be part of Stafford Publications’ 90-minute “Deposing Truck Drivers and Trucking Company Representatives in Injury Cases” CLE webinar.
The webinar is designed so that lawyers will be able to interact and ask … Read More
‘Sad’ how Trump publicly declared his affection for truckers, but his Administration & FMCSA were diligently working to withdraw a key trucking safety proposal
I ♥ safe truckers.
That’s the pin I wish President Trump had worn when truckers, trucking associations and motor carrier lobbyists descended on the White House on March 23, 2017, for … Read More
Caving to push back from trucking industry, the President, FMCSA and U.S. DOT Secretary withdraw proposed revisions to ‘Carrier Safety Fitness Determination’
Putting the brakes on federal trucking safety rules and protections when truck accident rates — and fatalities — are increasing is a deadly idea.
So why are President Trump and Transportation Secretary Elaine … Read More
Trailer’s umbrella coverage handles tractor damage because insurance policies covering both are applicable when tractor-trailer is involved in truck accident
One of the hugely important issues in trucking litigation — after liability and damages to the truck accident victims are determined — is figuring out what insurance coverage applies, such as umbrella coverage.
It frequently … Read More
Indiana Appeals Court rules motor carrier couldn’t use ‘subsequent remedial measures’ rule to hide investigation details about why its truck driver could have prevented a truck accident on I-65 in Indiana
Trucking company J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., knew its truck driver could have prevented a truck accident that left a young mother with “serious, permanent … Read More