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Trucking Co. Ordered To Pay Arizona Family $19.25M In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A jury has ordered trucking company Landstar System Inc. to pay an Arizona family $19.25 million following a week-long civil trial. Courtroom View Network was first to report the verdict. According to the original lawsuit, Michael Bruno drove his 2003 Chevrolet Silverado in July 2011 southbound along U.S. Highway 93 in Mohave County, Arizona when …

FAMILY OF SLAIN ARIZONA POLICE OFFICER FILES SUIT AGAINST TRUCK DRIVER, TRUCKING COMPANY

Caught on tape, driver surfs the ‘net’ as he plows into Officer Tim Huffman. YUMA, AZ — The shocking video has been seen worldwide and continues to trend across social media. Jorge Espinosa, a gas tanker driver for Evans Dedicated Systems, looking at his cell phone while obliviously plowing into Arizona State Trooper Tim Huffman. …

Horse trailer legislation

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Senate is considering legislation to make double-decker transport of horses illegal. The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2013 bans transportation of horses in trailers with two or more levels, according to bill co-sponsor Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Co-sponsor Senator Kirk of Illinois (R) states that it …

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 …

Two Killed when Semi Crashes with Motorcycle near Littlefield, AZ

Two people riding a motorcycle on Interstate 15 in northwest Arizona were killed when their bike reportedly struck a tractor trailer on Saturday, April 21. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, both vehicles were traveling south on I-15 when the collision occurred. Both people on the motorcycle were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver …

Arizona Jury Returns $13.2M Verdict for Consortium Claim

Dwarfing a trucking company’s pretrial offer of $625,000, an Arizona jury returned a combined verdict of over $13.2 million to the parents of a man killed in a 2008 accident in Ahwatukee, AZ. (Bachrach v. Covenant Transportation, U.S. District Court, Arizona) The verdict, which came down on March 13, 2012, is one of the largest …

Two Students Killed in Truck Accident Near Phoenix

An accident involving a passenger car and a semi tractor trailer near Phoenix left two students dead on Monday, March 12. According to ABC15.com, Arizona Department of Public Safety officials are still investigating the cause of the accident at the intersection of Loop 303 and Olive Avenue that killed two 16-year-old students. The driver of …

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 …

Can Arizona Truck Drivers use Medical Marijuana since it is Legal?

In November 2010, Arizona legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes (Proposition 203).   While the State recognizes the drug as a legal medicine for those that are prescribed the drug for medical reasons, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration views medical marijuana as an illegal drug and as such, certain laws are in place …

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 …

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