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As trucker’s firing shows, electronic log devices not a cure-all

Written by Steve Gursten Posted July 19th, 2017

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

electronic log devices

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


Truck crashes drop 73% after speed-limiters made mandatory

Written by Michael Leizerman Posted July 7th, 2017

Study shows speed-related truck crashes caused by at-fault truckers slowed dramatically after Ontario required all trucks to have speed-limiter devices

Truck crashes

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


Attorney Steven Gursten named to prestigious Trucking Trial Lawyers Top 10

Written by Steve Gursten Posted June 30th, 2017

Longtime truck accident lawyer Steve Gursten named to national invitation-only group comprised of the most successful trucking trial lawyers

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


Trump ignores dangerously low truck insurance limits

Written by Steve Gursten Posted June 22nd, 2017

Despite FMCSA report to Congress that decades-old financial responsibility levels don’t adequately cover many truck wrecks, regulators cling to status quo

Truck insurance limits

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


How to keep distracted driving truck accidents from happening

Written by Michael Leizerman Posted June 14th, 2017

Tips for avoiding distracted driving truck accidents include no texting, no dispatching devices, no hand-held phones and no eating or drinking while driving

Distracted driving truck accidents

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


Webinar: Truck driver deposition strategy

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 22nd, 2017

Truck Attorney Roundtable Co-Founder Steven Gursten leads national legal webinar on company, truck driver depositions and handling 30(b)(6) matters

truck driver depositions

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


I ♥ safe truckers

Written by Joe Fried Posted May 10th, 2017

‘Sad’ how Trump publicly declared his affection for truckers, but his Administration & FMCSA were diligently working to withdraw a key trucking safety proposal

Trump I Heart Truckers

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


Administration leaves proposed trucking safety rules dead on roadside

Written by Michael Leizerman Posted April 14th, 2017

Caving to push back from trucking industry, the President, FMCSA and U.S. DOT Secretary withdraw proposed revisions to ‘Carrier Safety Fitness Determination’

trucking safety rules

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


Does ‘umbrella’ coverage on trailer extend to tractor?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted March 24th, 2017

Trailer’s umbrella coverage handles tractor damage because insurance policies covering both are applicable when tractor-trailer is involved in truck accident

Umbrella Coverage

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


Can trucking company J.B. Hunt keep details of its ‘preventability’ investigation secret?

Written by Joe Fried Posted March 19th, 2017

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

Preventability investigation results, subsequent remedial measures

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



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