Author Archives: Michael Leizerman

Truck Driver Shortage and High Turnover Rate Could Spell Trouble for Those Who Share the Road

The first quarter of 2017 showed truck driver turnover for large carriers (revenues more than $300 million) at a rate of 74 percent. While most businesses would blush at such a high number—even the notoriously transient restaurant/hospitality industry only averaged … Continue reading

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A Discussion of Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Involving Truck Accidents

A Discussion of Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Involving Truck Accidents. Guests: Truck Accident Attorney Members of the National Board of Trial Advocates Truck Accident Division and of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys — Rena Samole Leizerman  and … Continue reading

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Georgia Officials Propose Semi-Only Lanes In An Effort to Ease Traffic

Truck only lanes for the most pare are a rare sight in the United States; however, with the rapid increase in truck travel in key locations in the U.S., especially near major ports and intermodal centers, truck only lanes are … Continue reading

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Woman Killed after Semi Slams into Parked SUV on Side of Road

According to troopers in Mississippi, over the weekend a woman was killed as she sat between two vehicles parked on the side of the road. The victim has since been identified as 26-year-old Ashley Danzer. Another person, Jamia Ransome, age … Continue reading

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Study: Truck Drivers with Untreated Sleep Apnea at Greater Risk of Crashing

Truck drivers who fail to adhere to treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a fivefold increase in the risk of serious, preventable crashes, according to a new study led by University of Minnesota. The study compared more than 1,600 … Continue reading

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California Trucker Forced to Shut Down after Repeated DUI Violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared California-licensed truck driver Yakov Zaverukha to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. … Continue reading

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Semi Driver Flees Scene After Fatal Crash with Pickup Truck

Police in California are actively looking for a trucker accused of fleeing the scene after a deadly crash on the early morning of April 30th. Shortly before 3 a.m., investigators said the driver of the 18-wheeler ran a red light … Continue reading

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Deadly Crash Results in the Shutdown of Massachusetts-Based Trucker

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Worcester, Massachusetts-based trucking company John A. Robles (J and J Transportation) to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered that it immediately cease all intrastate and … Continue reading

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Wyoming Trucking Company Order to Shut Down Following Repeated Violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that it has ordered Gillette, Wyoming-based Bar D Bar Trucking, LLC, to close up shop. According to the agency, it must cease all intrastate and interstate operations after … Continue reading

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Police: Big Rig Crashes into House after Brakes Fail

Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are all major factors in motor vehicle crashes. However, many are also due to mechanical failures—one of the biggest being brake failure. In fact, a recent study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation found … Continue reading

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