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Oregon Log Book Inspections Place 22 Percent of Drivers Out of Service

Oregon trucking enforcement officials conducted detailed inspections of commercial drivers’ log books and vehicles last month, resulting in 22 percent of big-rig drivers being placed out of service. Most of the violations involved driving too long without taking a mandatory … Continue reading

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Oregon Truck-Crash Statistics Show Inspections Improve Safety

Oregon truck accident attorneys and safety advocates have proof that their commitment to safety is paying off. The state’s commitment to trucking safety is working, thanks in large part to regular, intensive inspections. According to an official state report, in … Continue reading

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FMCSA Cracks Down on Unsafe Bus Companies

Unsafe bus lines are in the news again. As part of a nationwide effort to improve bus safety, North Carolina bus company ATA Trail received an immediate order to cease operations last week, after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration … Continue reading

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FMCSA May Waive Hearing Rule for 20 Deaf Drivers

The Department of Transportation may break trucking regulation precedent by exempting 20 deaf or hard-of-hearing commercial drivers from federal minimum hearing requirements for Commercial Drivers Licenses. If it does, this would be the first time this regulation has been waived … Continue reading

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Werner Adds Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) Across Fleet

Advances in trucking technology continue to make the roads safer and the jobs easier. Werner Enterprises is adding the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) to all of its nearly 24,000 trailers. So far, just under 4,000 of Werner’s Wabash National … Continue reading

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Michigan Truck Safety Commission

Michigan is the only State in America that has a Truck Safety Commission that is dedicated to commercial driver safety education and training.  The Michigan Truck Safety Commission has two primary groups that it sponsors.  One is the Traffic Safety … Continue reading

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Hours of Service Rule Change Faces House Resistance

Republican members of the House Transportation committee have vowed to work “aggressively” to prevent changes in the current Hours-of-Service rules that would lead to shorter road hours for commercial truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering a … Continue reading

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IIHS Calls for Stronger Truck Underride Guard Standards

As a truck accident attorney, I deal with all kinds of senseless truck wrecks. I have handled cases in which drivers were killed and their cars went under a trailer even though they hit the underride guard. My book, Truck … Continue reading

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Milk Trucks and Trucking Safety

Milk may do a body good, but surprisingly it can be a contributing factor in truck accidents. When a commercial tanker truck carries a liquid such as milk, it can make the vehicle difficult to control for a number of … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: June 7 – June 14

It takes a little fire in the belly to fight with truck companies and insurance companies day in and day out. I get personally offended when, for example, an insurance company offers a pittance when one of their insured’s vehicles … Continue reading

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