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What’s next for the Wal-Mart driver indicted in the Tracy Morgan crash?

The Wal-mart trucker involved in last year’s deadly crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that severely injured SNL alumni and comedian Tracy Morgan has been indicted on criminal charges. The driver, Kevin Roper, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular … Continue reading

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FMCSA to Create Voluntary Drug Form for Commercial Drivers

Federal trucking regulators are asking for public comment on a plan to create a voluntary driver medication form to help make America’s roadways safer. According to a recent Federal Register announcement, the FMCSA hopes to accomplish the following with this … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry Becomes More “Uber-like”

Most people think of Uber as an alternative taxi service. However, the trucking industry is quickly jumping on board the Uber bandwagon as competitors seek to capitalize on technology that matches carriers and shippers faster and at lower costs. The … Continue reading

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Feds Delay Speed Limiter Rule For Heavy Trucks

We all know that speed kills. Yet in many crashes nationwide, speed is often a contributing factor. Despite this, some big rigs use it as a competitive advantage. Is this risky? You bet. However, for some truckers paid by the … Continue reading

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5 Tips For Sharing The Road With Big Rig Drivers

Driving next to an 18-wheeler can be a bit intimidating—not to mention even frightening. After all, semis are generally five times the size of a car, pickup truck or SUV and up to 20 times or more the weight. Because of … Continue reading

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  AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Submitted by: Michael Jay Leizerman, Public Affairs Chair michael@leizerman.com Response to FMSCA’s Questions Concerning Increasing the Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility Required for Motor Carriers Docket FMCSA-2014-0211 The American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group … Continue reading

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Safety Groups Urge NHTSA To Mandate Collision Avoidance Technology For Large Trucks

Every year, approximately 4,000 people are killed and nearly 100,000 are injured in crashes involving large trucks. Research shows that many of these collisions actually occur from the rear. NHTSA data backs this. From 2003-2008, it revealed that there were … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable Winter Meeting Includes Discussions You’re Never Supposed to Have with Friends

The founding members of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable met in my Swanton, Ohio “trial bunker” to roundtable cases. Joe Fried, Steve Gursten and I discussed cutting edge legal strategies in trucking cases as we compared notes and shared lessons that we … Continue reading

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“Highway Hypnosis” blamed for deadly New York Commuter Train Derailment

          The New York Times reported yesterday that the engineer operating the Metro-North Railroad train that derailed this past weekend claimed to have been dazed and zoned out in the moments before the derailment, suffering from “Highway Hypnosis”. “Highway Hypnosis” … Continue reading

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Fatigue Management Program Module 6 – Shippers, Brokers and Receivers

Module 6 of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) includes three lessons designed to make shippers, brokers and receivers aware of fatigue concerns and implement safe practices related to fatigue management. Lesson 1: Shippers and brokers may be sued … Continue reading

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