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Electronic Logging Devices Now Required for Commercial Truckers

With the goal of improving the safety of the nations roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a Final Rule requiring the use of electronic logging devices for commercial trucks and… Read More

NHTSA Aims to Improve Truck Rear Impact Protection

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is taking action to improve semi-truck rear impact protection, as stated in the notice of proposed rule-making issued Dec. 7, 2015. About 400 people lose their lives each year in accidents wherein… Read More

Whats the Difference between Interstate and Intrastate Trucking?

The terms interstate and intrastate are often mistakenly used interchangeably when referring to the trucking industry. However, they have very different meanings, especially when it comes to your accident lawsuit. What is Intrastate Trucking? Intrastate… Read More

Trucking Deaths at a Six-Year High

Trucking industry fatalities reached a six-year high in 2014, making up about two thirds of all fatalities in the workplace. More fatal accidents occur in the trucking industry than in any other civilian field in the United States. Transportation-related… Read More

Hours-of-Service Changes Making Roads Safer

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a report detailing the positive impact that a 2011 safety mandate has had in reducing bus and truck-related crashes. Since the change in trucking hours-of-service  (HOS) for commercial… Read More

Fiery Semi-Truck Accident Kills Four

A fiery accident early Monday morning between a semi-truck and another vehicle left four dead, including two adults, one of whom was pregnant, and two children. The accident occurred around 6:35 a.m. on an exit ramp on Interstate 20. According to the… Read More

Incorrectly Loaded Trucks and Falling Cargo

Semi-trucks play an important role in the U.S. economy, transferring goods and other important cargo across the country. However, sometimes that cargo can pose a serious threat to other motorists on the roads. No one expects for a large item to come… Read More

Accidents Kill Trucker, Injure Three Firefighters

A chain of accidents that began early morning on Sunday, July 26, 2015, left a truck driver dead and three firefighters injured. Police and firefighters first responded to a serious accident on Texas 183 between Belt Line and Story roads just after 3… Read More

NHTSA Upgrading Truck Underride Rules

Through its initiative to upgrade trucking standards and improve underride protections, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the rear-underride crash protection of single-unit trucks. The… Read More

Bill Proposes to Lower Truck Driver Age Requirements

Lawmakers are considering allowing drivers as young as 18 to drive big rigs across the nation. Supporters say with proper oversight, teen truckers exhibit the same safety threshold as older truck drivers. However, critics say the move is a disaster waiting… Read More