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Truck Crash Attorneys and Safety Advocates Tour the Kenworth Plant

On March 5, 2020, two of Leizerman & Young’s partners, Andy Young and DJ Young, toured the Kenworth Assembly Plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. Local Chillicothe Attorney Mike Warren deserves the credit for inviting and organizing a nationally diverse group of truck safety fanatics for the tour. Other members of our tour group included: Dan Munley …

Truck Driver Shortage and High Turnover Rate Could Spell Trouble for Those Who Share the Road

The first quarter of 2017 showed truck driver turnover for large carriers (revenues more than $300 million) at a rate of 74 percent. While most businesses would blush at such a high number—even the notoriously transient restaurant/hospitality industry only averaged 72.9 percent in 2016—the trucking industry has actually experiencing a LOW volume of turnover over …

A Discussion of Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Involving Truck Accidents

A Discussion of Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Involving Truck Accidents. Guests: Truck Accident Attorney Members of the National Board of Trial Advocates Truck Accident Division and of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys — Rena Samole Leizerman  and Joseph Fried. Questions for Chuck’s guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Georgia Officials Propose Semi-Only Lanes In An Effort to Ease Traffic

Truck only lanes for the most pare are a rare sight in the United States; however, with the rapid increase in truck travel in key locations in the U.S., especially near major ports and intermodal centers, truck only lanes are being considered in more locations to facilitate traffic flow and reduce the potential for truck-auto …

Woman Killed after Semi Slams into Parked SUV on Side of Road

According to troopers in Mississippi, over the weekend a woman was killed as she sat between two vehicles parked on the side of the road. The victim has since been identified as 26-year-old Ashley Danzer. Another person, Jamia Ransome, age 28, suffered serious injuries in the crash, troopers said. Authorities say Danzer passed away on …

Study: Truck Drivers with Untreated Sleep Apnea at Greater Risk of Crashing

Truck drivers who fail to adhere to treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a fivefold increase in the risk of serious, preventable crashes, according to a new study led by University of Minnesota. The study compared more than 1,600 truck drivers diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to an equal number of drivers screened …

California Trucker Forced to Shut Down after Repeated DUI Violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared California-licensed truck driver Yakov Zaverukha to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Zaverukha, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, was served the federal order on March 25, …

Semi Driver Flees Scene After Fatal Crash with Pickup Truck

Police in California are actively looking for a trucker accused of fleeing the scene after a deadly crash on the early morning of April 30th. Shortly before 3 a.m., investigators said the driver of the 18-wheeler ran a red light before colliding with a pickup truck that was found lodged underneath the trailer of the …

Deadly Crash Results in the Shutdown of Massachusetts-Based Trucker

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Worcester, Massachusetts-based trucking company John A. Robles (J and J Transportation) to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered that it immediately cease all intrastate and interstate operations. Records Not Supplied to FMCSA: In early February 2016, FMCSA investigators stated that …

Wyoming Trucking Company Order to Shut Down Following Repeated Violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that it has ordered Gillette, Wyoming-based Bar D Bar Trucking, LLC, to close up shop. According to the agency, it must cease all intrastate and interstate operations after a federal investigation found the carrier to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Bar …

Police: Big Rig Crashes into House after Brakes Fail

Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are all major factors in motor vehicle crashes. However, many are also due to mechanical failures—one of the biggest being brake failure. In fact, a recent study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation found that nearly 30% of all large truck crashes involved brake failure, brakes out of adjustment …

Four Bus Companies Shutdown Following Multi-State Strike Force Investigation

Following a four-month, multi-state investigation, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it has revoked the operating authority registration of four commercial bus companies for “willfully failing to comply with federal safety regulations.” Specifically, each of the four passenger carriers was found to have intentionally provided a misleading …

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