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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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Public Input Sought on how Sleep Apnea Impacts Commercial Drivers

It is estimated that 22 million men and women could be suffering from undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a respiratory disorder characterized by a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep. That’s why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) … Continue reading

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FMCSA Establishes New Committee, Will Explore Improving Training Requirements For Entry-Level Drivers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are more than 1.5 million tractor trailer drivers who are employed in this country. Every day, tens of thousands of them travel America’s highways. Many of them are experienced; however, some of … Continue reading

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Four Children Injured After Commercial Truck Rams Into School Bus

Some students in western Pennsylvania got quite the scare on their way home from school recently after a coal truck slammed into the rear of their school bus. Fifteen students were on the bus. Four of them received minor injuries. … Continue reading

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CNBC Series Focuses on Truck Safety

Motivated to look further into the issue of truck safety by the California FedEx crash and the New Jersey crash involving Tracy Morgan and WalMart, CNBC has produced a series of stories focusing on truck safety. One of those stories … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Legislation will Harm FMCSA’s Attempts to Make Our Roads Safer

House Resolution 3095 is a new bill that requires the FMCSA to go through full rulemaking and cost-benefit analysis when addressing screening, testing or treatment of sleep apnea. If passed, the FMCSA will not be able to provide immediate guidance … Continue reading

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Truck and Bus Brake Safety Week September 8-14

Of course, every week should be brake safety week, but this coming week is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)’s official Brake Safety Week. As a truck accident lawyer, I see some of the worst examples of trucks with bad … Continue reading

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Training needed for over-the-road drivers

There are uniform federally-mandated knowledge and training requirements before a person can receive a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The current regulations do not include training for many of the issues faced by long-haul truck drivers, despite the fact that Congress … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry Urges Delay in Implementation of New Hours of Service Rules

This week, trucking executives urged The U.S. House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit to delay the new hours of service rules scheduled to go into effect July 1 of this year. Trucking safety advocates view the new rules, including taking … 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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