Monthly Archives: July 2011

UPDATE: New Trucking Bill Would Reward Purchasers of VORAD Systems

July 12, 2011 — A new piece of trucking legislation moving through both houses would drive higher spending on collision warning systems such as Bendix’s VORAD. Two and a half years ago, when we wrote the post below about Eaton … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: July 19 – July 25

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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FMCSA Seeks to Regulate Shippers, Brokers, Receivers

Many factors contribute to trucking accidents. Recognizing this, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed an expansion of its scope to cover shippers, brokers and receivers. The proposed “Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2011-2016 Strategic Plan: Raising the Safety … Continue reading

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Tax Credits May Boost Trucking Safety Technology

Better trucking safety technology through tax credits. That’s the thinking behind Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)’s newly introduced trucking legislation, which rewards fleets with five-year tax credits for 50% of the costs of safety systems. The technologies cover collision warning/mitigation, brake-stroke … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: July 12 – July 18

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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Top 100 Private Motor Carriers for 2010

Recently, we published a list of the Top 100 public motor carriers in the U.S., and now we present the Top 100 private motor carriers. Nearly half the private trucking carriers in the United States are food and beverage distributors. … Continue reading

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Will FMCSA Create Database to Track Trucking Safety Violators?

Would a national database that tracked “patterns of safety violations” among trucking company officials, supervisors, and other major influencers make a difference? A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee thinks so. It has recommended the FMCSA set up such … Continue reading

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Collaborating with Extraordinary Truck Accident Lawyers

Recently, I spent a couple days with two extraordinary lawyers working on truck accident cases together and engaging in bad habits. Joe Fried is an Atlanta truck accident lawyer who is a master of connecting with a jury. As we … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: July 5 – July 11

It takes a little fire in the belly to fight with truck companies and insurance companies day in and day out. I get personally offended when, for example, an insurance company offers a pittance when one of their insured’s vehicles … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: June 28 – July 4

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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