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 devolves … 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
If trucking companies and truck drivers stopped making ‘left-hand turns,’ they would eliminate a ‘critical pre-crash event’ in 22.2% of motor vehicle accidents; 61% of truck accidents in intersections ‘involve left turns’
It’d be nice if UPS’s motivation was preventing truck accidents.
But the fact that UPS’s policy against left-hand turns was driven by the … Read More
If Nebraska partnership between State Patrol and Truckers Association works, maybe it can be rolled out nationally to stop increases in fatal truck accidents
Could having traffic cops in truckers’ cabs prevent truck accidents?
It’s an idea worth exploring.
In fact, that’s exactly what they’re doing in Nebraska.
In its February 27, 2017, story, “State … Read More
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
New FMCSA ELD rule requiring truckers to use ‘electronic logging devices’ will prevent many truck accidents and does not violate truck drivers’ Fourth Amendment rights
A legal loss for OOIDA (the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) is a victory for trucking safety.
In January 2017, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied … Read More
Science shows seat belts save truck drivers’ lives. Our own attorneys have seen the difference they make in the cases we handle for injured truck drivers. So why isn’t everyone strapped in?
Commercial truck drivers need to wear seat belts when they’re on the road.
Not only is it the law, but it’s the best, … Read More
To save lives and prevent truck accidents and injury, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration imposes harsh penalties truck drivers who text with hand-held cell phones
The FMCSA could do many things better when it comes to improving safety for truckers and for the driving public. This truck accident legal blog has been a frequent … Read More
“Handling Trucking Cases” is now available to truck accident lawyers everywhere on Trial Guides
The Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable is comprised of some of the most experienced and respected trucking attorneys from around the nation — all working together to help people injured by trucks and to achieve the best possible results when a catastrophic … Read More