Leizerman, Fried Headline Truck Attorney Symposium

Nearly 400 lawyers attend ATAA conference in Nashville, learn from the best plaintiff’s trucking attorneys. NASHVILLE, TN (TruckingNewsNow.com) — More than 400 lawyers and paralegals brought this year’s Academy of Truck Accident Attorney Symposium to record-setting attendance levels as the nation’s leading truck accident plaintiff’s attorneys gave advice and shared experience in litigating major truck crashes. In nearly 50 sessions

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Semi Driver Killed In Louisiana Crash

LEBEAU, LA (TruckingNewsNow.com via LA State Police) — Shortly after 1:30 pm on September 18, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle crash on LA 361 near LA 71 in St. Landry Parish. The crash ultimately took the life of 61-year-old Steven Lambert of Mansura. The initial investigation by State Police revealed Lambert was

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New HOS Rules Proposed By FMCSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: USDOT) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.   “This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s commercial

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USDOT Wants More Flexible Skills Tests For Truck, Bus Drivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposed rule to streamline the process for men and women interested in entering the trucking workforce. The proposal is intended to allow states greater flexibility in conducting skill tests for individuals seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The proposal would alleviate testing

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FMCSA Prepares Drug And Alcohol CDL Clearinghouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget for its review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests to renew an ICR titled, “Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.” The

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State Police Safety Check Sidelines 125 Trucks In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Maryland State Police) — A combined law enforcement initiative today in Prince George’s County involved the inspection of nearly 500 commercial vehicles and resulted in 24 percent of them being placed out-of-service for a variety of critical safety violations. Out-of-service declarations require that repairs be made to correct the violations before the vehicle can head back

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