Category Archives: Arizona

Trucking Co. Ordered To Pay Arizona Family $19.25M In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A jury has ordered trucking company Landstar System Inc. to pay an Arizona family $19.25 million following a week-long civil trial. Courtroom View Network was first to report the verdict. According to the original lawsuit, Michael Bruno drove his 2003 … Continue reading

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FAMILY OF SLAIN ARIZONA POLICE OFFICER FILES SUIT AGAINST TRUCK DRIVER, TRUCKING COMPANY

Caught on tape, driver surfs the ‘net’ as he plows into Officer Tim Huffman. YUMA, AZ — The shocking video has been seen worldwide and continues to trend across social media. Jorge Espinosa, a gas tanker driver for Evans Dedicated … Continue reading

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Horse trailer legislation

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Senate is considering legislation to make double-decker transport of horses illegal. The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2013 bans transportation of horses in trailers with two or more levels, according to … Continue reading

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The OP-1 and MCS-150 forms in truck accident cases

OP-1 is a form motor carriers use to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for operating authority. MCS- 150 is form to register for a USDOT number. Many companies will have filled out both forms. If you … Continue reading

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Two Killed when Semi Crashes with Motorcycle near Littlefield, AZ

Two people riding a motorcycle on Interstate 15 in northwest Arizona were killed when their bike reportedly struck a tractor trailer on Saturday, April 21. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, both vehicles were traveling south on I-15 when the … Continue reading

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Arizona Jury Returns $13.2M Verdict for Consortium Claim

Dwarfing a trucking company’s pretrial offer of $625,000, an Arizona jury returned a combined verdict of over $13.2 million to the parents of a man killed in a 2008 accident in Ahwatukee, AZ. (Bachrach v. Covenant Transportation, U.S. District Court, … Continue reading

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Two Students Killed in Truck Accident Near Phoenix

An accident involving a passenger car and a semi tractor trailer near Phoenix left two students dead on Monday, March 12. According to ABC15.com, Arizona Department of Public Safety officials are still investigating the cause of the accident at the … Continue reading

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NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National … Continue reading

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Can Arizona Truck Drivers use Medical Marijuana since it is Legal?

In November 2010, Arizona legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes (Proposition 203).   While the State recognizes the drug as a legal medicine for those that are prescribed the drug for medical reasons, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration … Continue reading

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Map: U.S. States That Ban Cell Phones & Texting While Driving

The Governors Highway Safety Association has compiled a list of which states restrict or forbid cell phone use for talking or texting while driving. A truck accident attorney always welcomes trucking laws like this. No state bans all cell phone … Continue reading

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