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VIDEO: Is a truck company obligated to research a driver’s history before hiring? Pt. 2

Last week, partner at The Law Firm for Truck Safety talked about a truck company’s obligation to research a driver’s history before hiring. Today, he dives a little deeper into the subject. Watch below.

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. …

VIDEO – Is a truck driver required to have a drug and alcohol test after a truck crash?

Watch as Michael Leizerman, a partner at The Law Firm for Truck Safety answers the question – Is a truck driver required to have a drug and alcohol test after a truck crash? 

Is a trucking company obligated to investigate a driver’s history before hiring?

Watch as Matthew E. Wright, a partner at The Law Firm for Truck Safety sheds some light on when and if a trucking company is obligated to investigate a driver’s history before hiring.

BREAKING NEWS: STOP Underrides Act of 2021 Introduced in Congress

Underride victims, survivors, and truck safety advocates are celebrating a whirlwind of activism on the hot topic of comprehensive truck underride protection.  Following a collaborative Side Guard Task Force meeting on February 26, 2021, the Bipartisan STOP Underrides Act of 2021 was reintroduced on March 4, 2021 in the Senate (S. 605) by Senator Gillibrand …

Comments on Federal Motor Carrier Association’s (FMCSA) Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation: Rear Impact Guards and Rear Impact Protection

Last week, The Law Firm For Truck Safety submitted a public comment in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Notice of Proposed Rule-making (NPRM) dealing with “Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation: Rear Impact Guards and Rear Impact Protection.” This rule is sure to save lives …

Engineers, Safety Advocates, Victims, Attorneys Call On Trucking Industry to Set Underride Guard Standard

  The trucking industry must adopt new standards for side underrides, according to the families of victims needlessly killed in preventable truck crashes. In a town hall-style meeting held Friday, U.S. Senator Kirstin Gillbrand (D-NY), who introduced underride legislation in 2017, said she understands that side underride guards can keep motorists alive. “We know that …

Matthew Wright, Former Insurance Defense Attorney, joins The Law Firm for Truck Safety

FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Matthew Wright knows just how difficult it can be to take on a trucking company following a catastrophic crash. As a former insurance company defense attorney, it was Wright’s job to protect the truck drivers and others when they killed or maimed motorists. Wright says, “Many of the insurance companies cared …

Attorney Andy Young Appointed As First Ever Plaintiff’s Attorney To Federal Safety Committee

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Nationally recognized trucking lawyer Andy Young is the first ever Plaintiff’s Trial Attorney appointed to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Appointed as one of the last acts of departing Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho, the appointment marks the first time that a plaintiff’s attorney has been asked to serve on the …

Positive Truck Safety Policy Surprises in Spending and COVID Relief Bill

Andy Young, January 11, 2021     Andy Young at IIHS Truck Underride Roundtable Crash Test – May 2016 Just before the end of 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 was signed into law. This spending bill provides $1.4 trillion to fund the Federal government’s fiscal year ending September 30, 2021 and $900 billion …

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The Attorneys at The Law Firm for Truck Safety are passionate about reducing roadway deaths.  Along with the rest of the world, we honor and memorialize victims of crashes this day, November 15th ,as part of a global initiative known as “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.” Pursuant to General Assembly Resolution 60/5, …

ATRI’s 2020 Nuclear Verdict Report is Misleading

By:       D. J. Young, III – June 24, 2020 Time after time, the trucking industry attempts to avoid responsibility for its misconduct.  The most recent example is the report issued today by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) entitled, Understanding the Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on the Trucking Industry.[1]  This 82-page report contains a self-serving …

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