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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 16 – November 23

Nov 24, 2009 - 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. But being passionate alone is not enough. The best …

Fatalities in Austin, Minnesota Tour Bus Accident

Nov 19, 2009 - A trip to a casino turned tragic. I extend my condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday’s fatal tour bus accident in Austin, Minnesota. This sad event adds to the terrible toll of commercial vehicle crashes on our roadways.   The bus, reportedly operated by Strain Bus Line Motorcoach Tours in Rochester, MN, was traveling …

New York Man Dies in Truck Accident

Nov 19, 2009 - I offer my sincere condolences to the family of the 33-year-old New York man who died Tuesday, November 10 in the town of Concord, New York, yet another family mourning a loved one lost to a tragic big rig wreck.   The accident happened at the intersection of Genesee Road and Springville-Boston Road in Concord. …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 9 – November 16

Nov 15, 2009 - Attorneys handling truck accident cases should be familiar with all the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. Of course just being familiar with the regulations is not enough. Attorneys must also conduct thorough discovery in order to apply those regulations to the facts of a specific case. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United …

Toledo area tractor-trailer crash at I-75/I-280 split

Nov 10, 2009 - Southbound I-75 was closed for a crash just before noon today between the Ottawa River Road exit and I-280. City crews were called to the crash to clean fuel that spilled. Paramedics and police responded to the scene. Injuries were reported, but no names or details have yet been released. I have handled several truck …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 2 – November 9

Nov 09, 2009 - 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 …

FMCSA Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program Begins in December

Nov 06, 2009 - In a move designed to keep truck drivers with poor safety records off our roads and thereby decrease truck accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will enable commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access the inspection and crash records of prospective driver employees starting in December of 2009. In an October 7, 2009 …

GPS Helps Track Drivers’ Record of Duty Status and Prevent Truck Accidents

Nov 04, 2009 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration currently exercises its full authority under 49 USC 504(c) to include the examination of GPS or other advanced technology records in the normal course of investigations of carrier compliance with its regulations. This helps the agency enforce its safety regulations, prevent truck accidents and keep our roadways safe. However, …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: October 26 – November 2

Nov 02, 2009 - Trucking litigation is very document intensive and governed by hundreds of regulations. Given this, the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of litigation is important. 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 …

More than Six Years in the Making: FMCSA Agrees to Reconsider Hours-of-Service Rule

Oct 27, 2009 - The agreement filed today, October 26th, by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration [FMCSA] to reconsider its hours-of-service rule for commercial drivers comes after years of seemingly interminable posturing. For more than six years, the FMCSA has chosen not to take into account crucial criteria mandated by the courts. This included considering the working conditions of truckers in order to make them and …

New Rule Aims to Reduce Truck Accidents Involving Intermodal Transport

Oct 19, 2009 - A new regulation, the Intermodal Equipment Final Rule, will be enforced as of December 17, leaving some companies scrambling to make sure they are in compliance. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the new rule: adopts regulations to implement section 4118 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy …

Fatal Passenger Car-Milk Truck Accident in Lakeview, Michigan

Oct 07, 2009 - I offer my condolences to the family of 73-year-old Donna Donaldson who died in yesterday’s truck accident in Lakeview, Michigan, yet another family who has suffered tragic loss due to a big rig wreck. The accident occurred yesterday (Tuesday, October 6) on M-91 in Lakeview, Michigan when Donaldson’s vehicle apparently entered the intersection and was …

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