Feb 3 2019

Proposal 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 2018

Top 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 2018

FMCSA 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 2018

The 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 2018

IIHS 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 2018

2016 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

Aug 14 2016

Professionals on the Move

Attorney Brian Custy has graduated from the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. The College is led by famed trial attorney Gerry Spence and dedicated to training lawyers… Read More

Jun 22 2016

Fast Fathers

By JESSICA CAMPBELL Staff Writer | (219) 326-3887 | jcampbell@heraldargus.com BEVERLY SHORES — With the Mother’s Day annual brunch last month, it was time to dig out the running shoes… Read More