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10 Life Saving Truck Safety Policy Initiatives Built Into Federal Surface Transportation Infrastructure Bill

by Andy Young On June 4th, Chairs Defazio, Norton, and Payne introduced the INVEST in America Act, a five-year surface transportation funding bill.   INVEST stands for “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act.” Click here to read the text of the bill.  The 2021 INVEST in America Act …

VIDEO: Client Brooke Pratt tells her story for the CVSA

Our client Brooke Pratt was recently featured in a video produced by the CVSA. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is a nonprofit association comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal commercial motor vehicle safety officials and industry representatives. The Alliance aims to achieve uniformity, compatibility and reciprocity of commercial motor vehicle inspections and …

VIDEO: Only 10% of Motor Carriers Represent 50% of Truck Crashes

Watch as Andy Young, partner at The Law Firm for Truck Safety explains that only 10% of motor carriers represent 50% of truck crashes.

VIDEO: Truck Crashes Involving a Construction Work Zone

Watch as Michael Leizerman, partner at The Law Firm for Truck Safety discusses what to look for when working on a truck crash case involving a construction work zone. ,/center>

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 …

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