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FMCSA Considers Increasing Insurance Minimum For Commercial Motor Vehicles

Insurance premiums have not been increased since 1980 WASHINGTON D.C.–The FMCSA has just concluded its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), in which it gathers information. As part of this process, attorney Michael Leizerman submitted comments on behalf of AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group.  Leizerman has been working on this issued for years, including appearing before the …

Hours of Service Regulations Upheld; A Decade of Court Battles Finally Over?

The Hours of Service battle in the courts has been going on for a decade. Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. upheld the bulk of the new HOS regulations. The court wrote that “the third time’s a charm,” referencing the fact that this court had overturned the regulations twice in the past. The …

Tractor Trailer Strikes, Injures Cyclist in Washington D.C.

A bicyclist was seriously injured on Tuesday, Feb. 28, when he was struck by a tractor trailer while riding on U Street NW in Washington D.C. According to a report by WAMU, the cyclist was riding a bike from the Capital Bikeshare program when he was hit by a tractor trailer between 10th and 12th …

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 …

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