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IIHS Calls for Better Tractor-Trailer Underride Guards

Tractor-trailer underride guards have saved countless lives by preventing passenger cars from sliding beneath an 18-wheeler during an accident. But as personal injury attorneys who have represented victims of catastrophic truck accidents, we’re glad to see that the industry strives for even more reforms concerning underride guards. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety believes underride …

Truck Driver Break Laws at Issue in Federal Appeals Court

Anybody with a connection to the commercial trucking industry should pay careful attention to a pending federal appeals court ruling concerning California’s law on truck driver breaks. Whichever ruling the court hands down has the potential to send ripples across the trucking industry nationwide. At issue is California’s meal- and rest-break law, which mandates that …

FMCSA Continues Grappling with Entry-Level Truck Driver Training Rules

When you consider all that has happened in this country in the past two decades, it’s somewhat remarkable to then think about one thing that hasn’t happened. We’re still trying to establish entry-level truck driver training requirements. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration continued down the long road to creating those standards when it recently …

Road Opens to Help Military Vets Find Careers in Trucking

Less than a month before claiming a somewhat more-heralded victory, President Barack Obama announced an important win for U.S. military veterans who aspire to a career as a commercial truck driver. In mid-October, the President signed the Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012, making it easier for veterans of the armed forces to obtain …

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 Anne Ferro met recently with trucking industry officials to discuss the reliability of police accident …

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 their ways. TruckingInfo.com reported last week on the new rule from FMCSA that takes aim …

Three-Vehicle Crash Kills One in Brookhaven, MS

A man was killed after his passenger truck was involved in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 South in Brookhaven, Miss., on Monday, April 9. According to a report in the Sun Herald, the man’s truck struck a Mississippi Department of Transportation vehicle and was then rear-ended by a tractor trailer as the three vehicles …

Con-way Truckload to Utilize Maptuit NaviGo Technology

Con-way Inc., one of the largest for-hire trucking carriers in North America, announced recently that it will install Maptuit  NaviGo technology on all of its trucks and tractors equipped with Qualcomm Inc. computers. A recent report in Transport Topics states that nearly two dozen of Con-way’s trucks have already been upgraded and that its entire …

Truckload Carriers Association Announces Fleet Safety Winners

We applaud the efforts of the Truckload Carriers Association in recognizing trucking companies throughout North America that promote safer highways by maintaining strict safety codes as a standard part of business practice. The TCA recently announced the three finals in each of six divisions, which were created based on a company’s fleet size and miles …

New York State Trucking Law Helps Protect NYC Pedestrians

In New York City, trucking attorneys know that 70 percent of accidents involving pedestrians and large trucks occur because big-rig drivers cannot see people passing directly in front of their vehicles. A new New York state trucking law requires many large semis to be equipped with convex mirrors when operating in the city, so drivers …

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 rest break. Federal and Oregon trucking regulations demand that drivers keep track of the hours …

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 2009 Oregon had not only fewer truck crashes but also fewer fatalities and injuries in …

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