Tag Archives: Trucking law

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: 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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Map: U.S. States That Ban Cell Phones & Texting While Driving

The Governors Highway Safety Association has compiled a list of which states restrict or forbid cell phone use for talking or texting while driving. A truck accident attorney always welcomes trucking laws like this. No state bans all cell phone … Continue reading

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FMCSA Launches Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) Trucking Safety Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently launched a new trucking safety initiative called the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. The heart of this program is a Safety Measurement System (SMS) that will analyze violations from inspections and crash … Continue reading

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FMCSA Moves Closer to Publishing Pair of Key Trucking Safety Regulations

Last Thursday the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB)  approved a proposed rule by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that would require the use of electronic onboard recorders or EOBRs by certain trucking fleets. According to … Continue reading

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