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Commercial truck driver falls asleep, causes major wreck, ntsb slams

NTSB major truck crash

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD MAKES POINT: TRUCKING COMPANIES NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ATAA SUPPORTS NTSB CALL FOR SAFETY MEASURES WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: USDOT/NTSB) — A fatal seven-vehicle crash on an Illinois highway involved three of the 10 issues on the National Transportation Safety Board’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, the NTSB detailed in a report issued Tuesday. The

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ATRI trucking nuclear verdict report is wrong

TOLEDO, OH (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) report stating verdicts against trucking companies in excess of $10M, otherwise known as “nuclear verdicts,” are hurting the trucking industry is wrong. The non-profit trucking safety organization “ATAA” says bad trucking companies need to be penalized — and that so called “nuclear verdicts” are only returned by jurors when trucking

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FMCSA Provides HOS Relief To Drivers Hauling Coronavirus Products

WASHINGTON, D.C., (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety  Administration (FMCSA) Thursday issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “Under Secretary Chao’s leadership, FMCSA is providing additional regulatory relief to our nation’s commercial drivers to get critically important

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FMCSA Delays Entry Level Requirement Rule

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) — FMCSA is amending its December 8, 2016, final rule, “Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators” (ELDT final rule), by extending the compliance date for the rule from February 7, 2020, to February 7, 2022. This action will provide FMCSA additional time to complete development of the Training Provider Registry (TPR). The TPR will

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Only 38 Attorneys End 2019 Board Certified In Truck Accident Law

The Best Of The Best Have Passed Exam, Proven Their Main Focus Is Truck Crashes TOLEDO, OH (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Just 38 attorneys are ending 2019 Board Certified in Truck Accident Law. The attorneys have met rigorous standards set by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, passed a lengthy exam, and have proven that their practice focuses on trucking law. Here

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Michigan Adds 20 Motor Carrier Officers

LANSING, MI (TruckingNewsNow.com) —  Twenty new Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers will begin work next week following the graduation of the 24th Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School this afternoon at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.Motor carrier officers are armed uniformed members of the MSP who specialize in commercial vehicle enforcement. They enforce traffic safety laws on commercial vehicles,

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