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Trucking Industry Gears Up for Roadcheck 2013

Every industry has at least one red-circle date on the yearly calendar. In the commercial trucking world, the weekend that plays host to Roadcheck safety inspections has achieved that status. Since 1988, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, in partnership with … Continue reading

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Market Making Its Own Push for Standardizing EOBRs

While lawmakers and trucking industry officials continue to squabble over legislation that would mandate truck drivers’ use of electronic on-board recording devices, truck manufacturers are implementing advances in technology and taking matters into their own hands. Most recently, Volvo unveiled … Continue reading

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IIHS Calls for Better Tractor-Trailer Underride Guards

Tractor-trailer underride guards have saved countless lives by preventing passenger cars from sliding beneath an 18-wheeler during an accident. But as personal injury attorneys who have represented victims of catastrophic truck accidents, we’re glad to see that the industry strives … Continue reading

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Anti-Indemnification Laws Aim to Hold At-Fault Parties Responsible

Put in the simplest terms, trying truck accident cases – or any personal injury legal matter, for that matter – is about holding an at-fault person or entity responsible for their negligence. With that in mind, we were proud to … Continue reading

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High-Tech Gadgets Help Truckers Comply with HOS Regulations

Similar to how companies like Apple long ago put our music collections on our cell phones, other tech-based businesses have made huge strides in simplifying life for truck drivers and the carriers that monitor their driving patterns. GPS technology has … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry Shouldn’t Compromise Traction for Fuel Savings

As a proponent of measures that lessen the trucking industry’s impact on the environment, I am in full support of programs such as SmartWay that continue to seek out ways to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But … Continue reading

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FMCSA Shuts Down Trucking Company for Repeat Violations

There are numerous ways to promote improved highway safety, from pushing for safer commercial vehicle equipment to demanding that truck drivers be rested and healthy. Getting high-risk drivers and vehicles off the road is at the top of that list. … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry Pushes for Uniform Toll Collection System

This time of year more than any, we sympathize with a person’s frustration at waiting in line. But more serious than throngs of angst-ridden Wal-Mart shoppers are truck drivers and the hassles they endure as they navigate our nation’s toll-road … Continue reading

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FMCSA Strips Trucking Safety Violators of 10-Day Appeal Extension

If 45 days isn’t enough to show compliance, why allow 10 more? That question has baffled trucking industry watchers for more than two decades, but it was made moot by one stroke of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration pen … Continue reading

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GPS Devices Steering Truckers onto Roads Designed for Passenger-Vehicle Traffic

Remember the days of enormous road maps flopping and folding across your front seat? By now, those seem like days from a different lifetime. Nowadays, GPS-equipped, on-board mapping devices guide us around every corner, directing us from our driveways to … Continue reading

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