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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

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

Trucking company involved in fatal truck accident in Preble County, Ohio, has increasingly deadly record

Written by Joe Fried Posted February 25th, 2017

Data from FMCSA’s SAFER system shows fatal truck accidents involving Swift Transportation jumped 71%; injury accidents went up 52%; and overall accidents increased 54%

I litigated my truck injury case with Swift Transportation in 2007. It appears the Ohio trucking company wants to make sure truck wreck attorneys like myself are keeping busy.  Swift Transportation is … Read More

Lessons for attorneys litigating school bus accident lawsuits

Written by Joe Fried Posted January 12th, 2017

7 things we can take away from the school bus crash that killed 6 elementary students in TN

I’m representing one of the children in the recent tragic Chattanooga, Tennessee school bus accident lawsuits that has been in the news. The crash killed 6 elementary students and injured several others. The family that’s hired me … Read More

Attorney Joe Fried talks about his experience litigating the tragic school bus accident that killed 6 elementary students in Chattanooga, TN

Written by Joe Fried Posted January 5th, 2017

“There’s a big difference between lawyers who do this for a living [litigating bus accident cases] versus lawyers…where this is not their day-to-day lives….”

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Less than one month after the fatal Baltimore accident involving a school bus and a public MTA bus that killed six people and injured 10 more, another terrible bus accident has … Read More

Truck accident litigation tip No 2: Use the FMSCA checklist

Written by Joe Fried Posted September 1st, 2016

When truck lawyers take advantage of several checklists provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, no safety violation will slip through the cracks

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Recently, we kicked off our series of truck accident litigation tips for injury attorneys with Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable co-founder Steve Gursten’s primary piece of advice: Start the lawsuit with the … Read More

Will ‘ELD Mandate’ deliver on ‘promise’ of preventing truck accidents and saving lives? Or be undermined by trucking company abuse?

Written by Joe Fried Posted August 9th, 2016

In his article for the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group’s Journal, Jordan Jones, Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable Executive Director, analyzes the ‘Electronic Logging Device” amendment to the FMCSRs

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Jordan Jones, the Executive Director of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable, has published an article about the ELD Mandate (“electronic logging devices” for commercial trucks) … Read More

Joe Fried’s $80 million truck accident settlement is bigger than the dollar amount

Written by Joe Fried Posted May 24th, 2016

Record global truck accident settlement includes assurances by trucking company defendants to install the newest “forward looking collision avoidance technology” to prevent future deadly wrecks

Truck accident attorney Joe Fried

Truck Roundtable Co-Founder Joe Fried, along with a couple of other lawyers from Atlanta, Georgia, recently secured truck accident settlements totaling nearly $80 million, stemming from a deadly truck wreck … Read More

BREAKING NEWS: FMCSA will again display crucial truck company safety info

Written by Joe Fried Posted March 30th, 2016

Following the controversial removal of critical safety data – including CSA scores from the FMCSA SAFER website – the agency announced it will now post the “absolute measures” of BASIC scores for public view – but how much?

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You may recall that our attorneys recently discussed some monumental and very disappointing changes to the FMCSA’s … Read More

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (“FAST”) and how it impacts truck, bus companies

Written by Joe Fried Posted February 11th, 2016

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President Obama recently signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or the “FAST Act.” The law is the first in over a decade that guarantees long-term funding for highway safety and infrastructure projects.  But there are also provisions in this new law that will impact commercial trucks and how attorneys litigate some commercial … Read More

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