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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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Federal Rule Bans Hand-Held Cell Phone Use by Commercial Drivers on the Road

Studies show that commercial vehicle operators using hand-held cell phones while driving have a higher risk of getting into truck accidents. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation made its latest effort to end distracted driving with a final rule … Continue reading

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NTSB Responds to Kentucky Crash: No Cell Phones for CMV Drivers in All States

Was a Connecticut school bus driver talking on his cell phone just before a fatality crash last year? It’s a timely question, and one that a Connecticut trucking attorney is pressing as he files suit against that bus driver. It’s … 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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NHTSA to Call for Truck Stability Control Systems

I recently wrote about the National Transportation Safety Board’s call for tanker trucks to have rollover/stability systems to prevent truck accidents. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is readying a proposal that would require truck tractors to be equipped … Continue reading

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NTSB Report Calls for Tankers to Have Rollover/Stability Systems

In its report on a disastrous 2009 propane tanker truck rollover, The National Transportation Safety Board is calling on industry and regulators to help reduce the likelihood of such trucking accidents. The rollover in question produced a massive cloud of … Continue reading

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Chairwoman of NTSB Calls for EOBRs in All Commercial Trucks

In a move I anticipated in my December 16, 2008 post, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairwoman Debbie Hersman recently stated that electronic onboard recorders (EOBRs) should be placed in all commercial trucks to monitor driver hours. Hersman made the … Continue reading

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