Monthly Archives: September 2011

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: September 20 – September 26

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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Maine and Vermont Move to Allow Heavy Trucks on Interstates

Maine trucking attorneys and Vermont trucking attorney colleagues are watching a new measure that would allow 100,000-pound trucks to travel on interstate highways in those states. Senators Patrick Leahy (Democrat, Vermont) and Susan Collins (Republican, Maine) secured inclusion of the … Continue reading

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New Illinois Law to Improve GPS Data for Truckers

Last week, Illinoispassed a law to improve the GPS data available to truck drivers. The goal is to provide better routing details specific to trucking in the state, thus helping to reduce accidents and traffic. Starting January 1, 2012, the … Continue reading

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NTSB: No Cellphones for Truck Drivers

As I noted last year in reference to a serious truck crash near Munfordville, Kentucky, multiple fatalities make the job of a truck accident attorney even harder to bear. This week, however, I am heartened by news that that particular … Continue reading

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Ohio Truck Driver Cited for Losing Control in Trailer Crash

As a truck accident attorney, I read about a lot of strange things, but this Ohio truck crash stands out. An Ohio truck driver was cited for failing to maintain control of his vehicle in a crash that killed about … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: September 13 – September 19

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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HOS Rules Waived for Relief Trucks in 10 Storm-Struck States

Extreme weather has prompted governors to suspend hours-of-service rules for relief supply trucks in the following 10 states: Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia. Specifically, Hurricane Irene and Missouri River floods have … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: September 6 – September 12

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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E-Z Guider: A Lighting System for Truck Trailers?

Backing up a big rig, especially in a dark space, can be a tricky business. But a new product out of Newark, New Jersey, would shine a light in the darkness. Eight lights, actually. It’s still in prototype form, but … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: August 30 – September 5

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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