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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 26 – May 3

May 03, 2010 - Consider this: A truck accident in, for example, Ohio may be complicated if the victim is from Florida, the truck driver is from Kansas, the truck is owned by a California company, the trailer owned by a Missouri company and the driver was hauling a load from California to New York. I have handled numerous …

Ohio Approves Higher Speed Limit for Big Rigs

Apr 30, 2010 - On Thursday, April 1, the State of Ohio passed into law a two-year, $9.2 billion transportation budget, a budget that contains provisions permitting big rigs to travel the state’s roadways at 65mph rather than restricting them to 55mph as previous law dictated. The new speed limit becomes effective 90 days from signing. The fact that …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 19 – April 26

Apr 26, 2010 - It takes a little fire in the belly to fight with truck companies and insurance companies day in and day out. I get personally offended when, for example, an insurance company offers a pittance when one of their insured’s vehicles crosses a centerline and kills somebody’s mother. But being passionate alone is not enough. The …

Rep. DeFazio Urges Repeal of NAFTA Mexican Truck Program

Apr 22, 2010 - On April 14, 2010, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) headed a bi-partisan group of seventy eight Members of Congress who sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk, asking them to renegotiate the section of the North American Free Trade Agreement that deals with the permitting of access …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 12 – April 19

Apr 19, 2010 - State trucking laws vary, and the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of a particular litigation is imperative. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. Please feel free to contact me [email protected] or call me at 1-800-628-4500. Freep.com reports that …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 5 – April 12

Apr 12, 2010 - Consider this: A truck accident in, for example, Ohio may be complicated if the victim is from Florida, the truck driver is from Kansas, the truck is owned by a California company, the trailer owned by a Missouri company and the driver was hauling a load from California to New York. I have handled numerous …

Truck Accident of March 31, 2010 in Warren Township, Ohio

Apr 11, 2010 - Three Marine recruits were killed when a truck rear-ended them in Warren Township, Ohio on March 31st. Please keep the families of these young men in your thoughts and prayers. The recruits, all Ohioans, were traveling on State Route 5, in Leavittsburg, Ohio, on their way to take their military entrance exams in Cleveland. Leavittsburg …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: March 29 – April 5

Apr 05, 2010 - It takes a little fire in the belly to fight with truck companies and insurance companies day in and day out. I get personally offended when, for example, an insurance company offers a pittance when one of their insured’s vehicles crosses a centerline and kills somebody’s mother. But being passionate alone is not enough. The …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: March 22 – March 29

Mar 29, 2010 - Consider this: A truck accident in, for example, Ohio may be complicated if the victim is from Florida, the truck driver is from Kansas, the truck is owned by a California company, the trailer owned by a Missouri company and the driver was hauling a load from California to New York. I have handled numerous …

Multiple Fatalities in I-65 Truck Accident Near Munfordville, Kentucky

Mar 26, 2010 - As a truck accident attorney, I deal with the aftermath of tractor-trailer wrecks on a daily basis. But it is always more difficult when those accidents result in multiple fatalities. My deepest sympathy goes out today to the families of the victims of the tragic crash on I-65 near Munfordville, Kentucky north of Bowling Green, …

FMCSA Moves Closer to Publishing Pair of Key Trucking Safety Regulations

Mar 23, 2010 - Last Thursday the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB)  approved a proposed rule by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that would require the use of electronic onboard recorders or EOBRs by certain trucking fleets. According to FMCSA officials, this rule will require trucking fleets whose drivers have a history of violating …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: March 15 – March 22

Mar 22, 2010 - State trucking laws vary, and the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of a particular litigation is imperative. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. Please feel free to contact me [email protected] or call me at 1-800-628-4500. DallasNews.com reports that …

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