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Joe Ervin, NBTA Board Certified Truck Accident Lawyer, joins The Law Firm For Truck Safety to better serve the Sooner State

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Trial Attorney Joe Ervin knows that safety begins with accountability. He’s made it his mission to hold unsafe trucking companies accountable following crashes that leave motorists injured or dead. A former insurance defense attorney, Ervin is skilled at cutting through layers of corporate and legal protection to uncover the truth. …

The OP-1 and MCS-150 forms in truck accident cases

OP-1 is a form motor carriers use to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for operating authority. MCS- 150 is form to register for a USDOT number. Many companies will have filled out both forms. If you are an attorney handling a tractor trailer collision case, make sure you send a Freedom …

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 …

Semi Trucks Involved in 16-Vehicle Crash near Erick, OK

Two people were killed and a dozen were injured in a 16-vehicle pileup on Interstate 40 in western Oklahoma on Saturday, March 31. According to NewsOn6.com, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation said investigators were still trying to establish what caused the chain-reaction collisions that involved commercial trucks and passenger vehicles and closed I-40 near Erick …

One Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Norman, OK

At least one person was killed when a passenger car and two tractor trailers were involved in a multiple-vehicle crash in Norman, Okla., on Wednesday, March 21. According to The Norman Transcript, the vehicles were traveling southbound on Interstate 35 when the accident occurred. One of the semis was engulfed in flames after colliding with …

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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