Feb 28 2019On the Job Railroad Injuries and the FELA
Railroads in the United States transported 623,473,905 passengers in 2018. As we’ve seen on recent news, however, railroad operations can be dangerous or deadly. The Federal Railroad Administration reports that… Read More
Feb 3 2019Proposal to Reduce the Speed of Trucks & Wrecks on Our Roads
A correlation between truck speeds and wrecks. Federal crash data shows that all but 6 states had increases in tractor-trailer related deaths between 2009 and 2017. The top five states… Read More
Jan 26 2019“Lake-Effect Snow” – What is It & Why Do We Get It?
What is “lake-effect” snow?
Oct 25 2018Top 5 Causes of Semi-Truck Wrecks
Due to their size and weight, truck wrecks are more dangerous and deadly than typical car crashes. The average passenger vehicle weighs about 4,000 pounds while a semi-truck can weigh… Read More
Oct 18 2018FMCSA Report on Benefits of Hours of Service Recorders
Fatigue is a major contributing factor in many trucking wrecks. Extensive periods on duty, irregular work schedules, health issues and poor sleeping conditions make fatigue a definite concern in trucking… Read More
Oct 13 2018The Dying Civil Jury Trial
Civil jury trials constitute less than 1% of dispositions in federal and state courts. Although the federal Constitution guarantees the right of a civil jury trial, the number of litigated… Read More
Oct 8 2018IIHS Testing of Tractor Trailer Rear Underride Guard Systems
In 2011, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested the rear underride guard systems of tractor trailers. Rear underride guards are metal bumpers that hang down from the back… Read More
Sep 27 20182016 FMCSA Large Truck Crash Report
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a report detailing 2016 large truck and bus crash statistics. The FMCSA states that a gross vehicle weight greater than 10,000… Read More