Tom D'Amore

Could Truck Safety Suffer in 2018? It Might Come Down to Legislation

As many motor carriers are still scrambling to comply with the ELD mandate that became law on December 18th, there’s little doubt in experts’ minds that once there’s a majority of compliance across the industry, the safety record of trucks […]

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.

Matthew A. Dolman

Liability for Truck Accidents: Cargo Loading Crews

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that there are many different causes of commercial truck accidents in Florida and across the United States. While a truck driver or trucking company may be at fault in many situations, this […]

Matthew A. Dolman

Liability for Truck Accidents: Truck Manufacturers

After a truck accident, attention is often focused on the truck driver and/or the company that employs the driver when determining liability. In some cases, though, neither of those parties had anything to do with causing the accident. Instead, the […]

Michael Leizerman

Safety V.P. with Large U.S. Transport Company Commits to Tesla Truck

Last month saw the unveiling of Elon Musk’s electric-powered Tesla Truck after more than a year since it was first announced, and the initial reaction of some big names in the transport business could accelerate its acceptance by the industry […]

Thomas Greer

ELDs Equate to Better Safety and Better Pay for One Tennessee Trucking Company

A new mandate from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will go into effect this December, and the change has some in the industry worried. The new rule will require all drivers of commercial trucks and buses to utilize […]

Matthew A. Dolman

Liability for Truck Accidents: Negligent Trucking Companies

In our previous article, we examined how truck driver errors commonly lead to commercial truck accidents. However, drivers are far from the only parties that may be responsible for causing a serious crash. In many cases, liability for a truck […]

Bryan Pope

Trucking Alliance Supports Truck Safety Technology

According to a statement released November 2, the Alliance for Driver Safety and Security (the Trucking Alliance) voiced support for the deployment of Advanced Safety Technologies (ASTs) in new trucks. The statement cited the findings of the AAA Foundation for […]

Matthew A. Dolman

Liability for Truck Accidents: Truck Driver Errors

After a commercial truck accident, it is critical for victims to determine exactly what caused the crash—and specifically, who was responsible. While many different parties may be held liable for the losses of truck accident victims, much attention is rightfully […]

Eric Washburn

Fatigued Driving, Sleep Apnea, and Truck Accidents

One cause of truck accidents that is becoming more and more common is fatigued driving. Multiple studies have found that many of these drivers also suffer from sleep apnea. A person suffering from sleep apnea typically has pauses in breathing […]