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Brett Emison

Alarming Increase in Injuries from Trucking Crashes

The number of injuries from trucking crashes is alarming but, considering the pressure put on drivers by trucking companies, shippers, and brokers, the increase in trucking crash injuries is not all that surprising. From 2009 to 2016, truck crash injuries […]

David Brose

New Calls for Increased Regulation Address Lack of Safety on U.S. Highways for Passenger Cars

A recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that showed a jump in percentage of fatalities in truck accidents from 2015, both in total vehicle fatalities as well as fatalities involving large trucks. Now, a number of members of Congress have joined together to introduce the “Stop Underrides Act of 2017.”

David Brose

IIHS and Common Sense Agree:  Underride Guards Can Save Lives

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately 4,000 people were killed in a decade span in collisions involving underride (between 1994 and 2014). Of that number, around 1,530 were related to side underride crashes.

David Brose

What Clients and Lawyers Need To Know in Trucking Accidents

News reports this past month focused on new records being reached in shipments via truck in the United States.  In light of recent accidents between big rigs and passenger vehicles, safety experts are calling for companies to reassess their safety […]

David Brose

Litigation Tips Related to Truck Driver Fatigue

When fatigue is a suspected truck accident claim, the above standards are effective approaches to how the accident may have occurred.

David Brose

Driver Fatigue Issues and Regulation Changes in the Trucking Industry

Significant amendments to the hours-of-service regulations for truckers took effect in 2013, designed to improve safety of the motoring public by reducing truck driver fatigue. It was estimated these regulations would save 19 lives and prevent approximately 1,400 crashes and […]

Brett Emison

Congress Extends Trucker Hours in Sneaky Budget Deal

  As Congress rushed to finalize a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government funded into next year, trucking and highway safety took a backseat.  A provision, written by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) rolled back hours of service requirements […]

Brett Emison

Wal-Mart Blames the Victims in Tracy Morgan Crash

  In the wake of the semi truck crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and others and which killed comedian James (“Jimmy Mack”) McNair, Wal-Mart said it would “take full responsibility” if its tractor trailer caused the accident.  However, Wal-Mart’s […]

Brett Emison

Trucking Companies Ask Gov’t To Hide Safety Scores

  The Department of Transportation has an online tool that allows the public to see motor carrier (read: commercial trucking company) safety and performance data.  It’s called the Safety Measurement System and it is compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier […]

Brett Emison

Tracy Morgan Crash Sheds Light on Tired Truck Drivers

Comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured over the weekend when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a semi truck and trailer.  The trucking crash has put a spotlight on the dangers of tired truck drivers as reports […]