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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 a second station is slated to open later this year on Interstate 40 in Beckham …

Multiple-Truck Accident in Arkansas Leaves Driver in Serious Condition

Three semi-trucks were involved in an accident on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 1, just outside Reyno in northeast Arkansas, according to KAIT.com. In a truck accident believed to be caused by heavy fog that blanketed the area, a grain truck was pulling onto Highway 328 from Highway 67 and was struck by a refrigerated …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

Top 100 Public Motor Carriers for 2010

When we last published this list in 2008, UPS was the largest public trucking carrier in the United States. It still is, with over 100,000 company trucks, tractors, trailers, vans, company cars and motorcycles. Number two remains FedEx, with more than 83,000 vehicles, according to the industry trade magazine Transport Topics , which provided this list. (Note …

Safe Roads Act 2011 Aims to Close Truckers’ Drug Test Loophole

The Safe Roads Act, a new trucking safety bill sponsored by Mark Pryor (D-AR) and John Boozman (R-AR), would tighten up the handling of truckers’ drug and alcohol tests. It would require medical review officers, employers, and service agents to report positive drug or alcohol test results to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). …

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 use while driving, but the states differ on their rules and on whom they govern …

AAJ Trucking College & More: Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I’ve made it part of my job to pass my experience and knowledge on to other truck accident lawyers across the country so that they can bring their truck accident cases to successful conclusions. Whether it’s sharing insights in my multi-volume book, Litigating Truck Accident Cases, or in my many speaking engagements around the country, …

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