Monthly Archives: April 2011

Safe Roads Act 2011 Aims to Close Truckers’ Drug Test Loophole

The Safe Roads Act, a new trucking safety bill sponsored by Mark Pryor (D-AR) and John Boozman (R-AR), would tighten up the handling of truckers’ drug and alcohol tests. It would require medical review officers, employers, and service agents to … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 19 – April 25

In order to be effective, a truck accident attorney must be competent, knowledgeable and working for you. He must have the trial skills to take your case all the way. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, … Continue reading

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New Research Links Truck Crashes to Driver History

When I work on a truck accident case, I carefully research the driver’s motor vehicle record (tickets and points on license) and past crash involvement. I have found that past problems in these areas are good predictors for being involved … Continue reading

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CVSA to Congress: Don’t Cut Truck Safety Funding

As a longtime truck accident attorney, I agree with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s recent call on Congress NOT to cut commercial motor vehicle safety program funding. Money may be tight, but a rise in fatal truck wrecks would be … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 12 – April 18

Consider this: A truck accident in, for example, Ohio may be complicated if the victim is from Florida, the truck driver is from Kansas, the truck is owned by a California company, the trailer owned by a Missouri company and … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Bill to Require EOBRs in Trucks

What better way to reduce truck accidents than by strictly enforcing Hours of Service rules with electronic on-board recording devices (EOBRs)? This truck accident attorney is pleased by newly proposed bipartisan legislation that calls for universal installation of EOBRs in … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 5 – April 11

Trucking litigation is very document intensive and governed by hundreds of regulations. Given this, the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of litigation is important. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of … Continue reading

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Trucking Death Rate Declines as Enforcement Toughens

I am pleased with a new report released Monday that shows large truck-related highway fatalities dropped 14.1% to the lowest level yet recorded, according to an analysis of 2009 Department of Transportation data. Said Bill Graves, President of the American … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: March 29 – April 4

Attorneys handling truck accident cases should be familiar with all the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. Of course just being familiar with the regulations is not enough. Attorneys must also conduct thorough discovery in order to apply those regulations to … Continue reading

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Efficiency vs. Safety in Truck Driving Hours-of-Service Regulation

In my work as a truck accident attorney, I have handled many cases involving trucking accidents caused by driver fatigue and violations of Hours-of-Service laws. Would changing the rules regarding the length of truckers’ workdays and work weeks mean fewer … Continue reading

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