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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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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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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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Meet Scott Darling—a Nominee to Lead FMCSA—Who Wants to Make the Trucking Industry Safer

Recently, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a confirmation hearing to consider the President’s nomination of T.F. Scott Darling, III to serve as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator. This would be a position that … Continue reading

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Is it Safe to Pass a Snow Plow?

At least 17 people, from North Carolina to New York, have already died in the winter blizzard of 2016. However, the U.S. isn’t the only region battling the snow and taking it seriously. Recently, under Ontario, Canada’s “Highway Traffic Act,” … Continue reading

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FMCSA Launches Online Unified Registration System Aimed at Boosting Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched the Unified Registration System (URS), a new, simplified, online registration process. It will be used by truck and bus companies, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers, and cargo tank manufacturing, inspection and repair … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry to Benefit from Driverless Car Push

The future of driverless trucks is inching closer to reality. This is largely due, in part, to the aggressive push being made for autonomous cars. According to Wolfgang Bernard with Diamler, by the time federal laws are implemented and regulation … Continue reading

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How long will FMCSA Keep CSA Scores from Public View?

The FMCSA recently wasted little time in getting rid of Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores from public view after President Obama signed the Highway Transportation Bill into law earlier this month. “As of Dec. 4, 2015, pursuant to the FAST Act … Continue reading

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FMCSA Proposes New Rule for Determining Safety Fitness of Motor Carriers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced a rulemaking proposal designed to enhance the agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers. What it is The Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) … Continue reading

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FMCSA Reduces Drug Testing Rate by 25 Percent

Last month, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration announced it will lower the 2016 minimum random drug testing rate for commercial drivers’ license holders to 25% from 50% annually. The new rule took effect on January 1st of this year. Under … Continue reading

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