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See the WTOL11 Investigation of At-Fault Truck Accidents in Ohio

Great work by reporter Craig Thomas and the folks at WTOL11 for the investigative report they published Nov. 15 shedding light on at-fault accidents involving commercial vehicles in Ohio. The story – and accompanying video – paints a well-rounded picture … Continue reading

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Who Needs a CDL? Understanding the Requirements

Much like how flying a single-engine plane is different than piloting a jumbo commercial jet, driving a sedan with groceries in the backseat is different than operating an 18-wheeler with thousands of pounds of freight on the trailer. Driving a … Continue reading

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NYC Looks to Crossover Mirrors to Reduce Trucker Blind Spots

It’s been said that what begins in New York City will reach the rest of the country eventually. With that in mind, it’s fair to wonder how long before municipalities follow New York’s lead in mandating that commercial vehicles have … Continue reading

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Why Connecting with Jury Members is Crucial during Closing Arguments

As a litigator, sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the legal minutiae that can dominate a trial. It’s important to remember that, in the end, every case is about people. Cases are about the people who have been injured … Continue reading

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BASIC Changes Coming to FMCSA Safety Ratings Program

The seasons won’t be the only thing changing this December. A new safety ratings program designed to increase safety on our nation’s highways is coming as well, bringing with it changes that will impact the daily travels of truck drivers … Continue reading

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High-Tech Tools Shed Light on Truck Accident Details

I am always a proponent of having access to as much information as possible, particularly as that information concerns the cause of a truck accident. In recent years, we’ve seen the advent of high-tech tools such as truck-mounted video cameras … Continue reading

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FMCSA Eyes Changes in Assessing Truck Crash Accountability

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in an effort to better assess the circumstances that lead to truck accidents, announced that new processes are being studied that will consider more than police accident reports. Transport Topics reported that FMCSA administrator … Continue reading

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NHTSA Pushing Truck Stability Control Proposal

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is nearing completion of a proposal that would require heavy-duty tractors to be outfitted with a stability control system. The proposal could ultimately lead to a mandate, which will no doubt spark another debate … Continue reading

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FMCSA Toughens Rules on Sanctioned Carriers, Brokers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently toughened its stance on carriers who know their way around the rules, as well as on those with deep enough pockets that paying fines for repeated offenses isn’t enough to make them change … Continue reading

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Oklahoma to Launch Nine New Ports of Entry Stations

The Oklahoma House passed legislation recently to fund nine Port of Entry weigh and inspection stations on state highways. TruckingInfo.com reported that the first station, located on Interstate 35 near the state border with Kansas, opened in late April, and … Continue reading

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