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Mandated Qualifications for Commercial Driving Employment

Mandated Qualifications for Commercial Driving Employment Federal and state laws mandate that drivers must follow a series of requirements in order to obtain commercial driver’s licenses. In addition, freight carriers are also obligated to follow rigorous background and hiring protocol in order to ensure that only properly licensed and trained drivers are out on the road. Each year, governmental regulatory…read more →

FMCSA Pressured by Congress to Increase Minimum Insurance Requirements for the Trucking Industry

FMCSA Pressured by Congress to Increase Minimum Insurance Requirements for the Trucking Industry On July 22, 2015, 26 members of Congress implored the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to enact a rule that would increase the federal insurance minimums for trucks. The FMCSA is a Department of Transportation (DOT) agency tasked solely with overseeing the U.S. trucking industry. The…read more →

How to Avoid a Truck Accident

How to Avoid a Truck Accident Each day, millions of drivers take to the nation’s highways and roadways to commute to work, drive to the store, or embark on a family vacation. These drivers often find themselves sharing the road with commercial truck drivers. Aside from contributing to increased traffic and congestion, commercial truck drivers also increase the risk of…read more →

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Expands Program Offerings to Trucking Industry and Commercial Drivers

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Expands Program Offerings to Trucking Industry and Commercial Drivers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is a branch of the Department of Transportation that was established on January 1, 2001 in conjunction with the passing of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. With an annual budget just shy of $700 million,…read more →

Driving While Intoxicated Listed as a Leading Cause of Traffic-Related Accidents

Driving While Intoxicated Listed as a Leading Cause of Traffic-Related Accidents Every 51 minutes, an innocent victim dies in a motor vehicle accident due to an intoxicated driver. This leads to 30 deaths occurring every day because a reckless driver decided to ingest alcohol before getting behind the wheel. In addition, 18% of truck drivers who were killed in trucking…read more →

Wrongful Death Claims for Truck Accidents

Wrongful Death Claims for Truck Accidents  Big rigs are responsible for a large percentage of traffic accidents nationwide. These accidents can be caused by careless driving, traffic law violations, bad weather, poor road conditions, congestion, aggressive driving, and driving under the influence. Because semi-trucks are large and heavy, they have the ability to cause catastrophic damage. Some recent fatal truck…read more →