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Exemption Denied To Fiat-Chrysler, Must Use ELD’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. ( (Source: DOT) — FMCSA announces its decision to deny the application of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for an exemption from the requirement that its drivers use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record their hours of service (HOS). FCA requested the exemption for all its operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) including engineers, technicians, and other drivers who

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FMCSA Grants Exemption To SmartDrive Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. ( (Source: DOT) — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant SmartDrive System, Inc.’s (SmartDrive) application for a limited 5-year exemption from 49 CFR 393.60(e)(1) to allow an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) camera to be mounted lower in the windshield than is currently permitted. The Agency has determined that the placement of

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More Elite Attorneys Now Board Certified In Truck Accident Law

Still fewer than 20 attorneys nationwide have achieved distinction WASHINGTON, D.C. ( — There are now 18 attorneys board certified in Truck Accident Law, according to the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Board Certification — which has existed for less than a year in the speciality of Truck Accident Law — is designed to separate attorneys who are just good

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FMCSA: “California Law Is Incompatible With Federal Regulations”

Grants Preemption Petitions Challenging Meal and Rest Rules WASHINGTON, D.C. ( (FMCSA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it is granting petitions to preempt the State of California’s meal and rest break rules, which differ from current Federal hours-of-service regulations.   FMCSA’s granting of these petitions is in response to widespread concern

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FATAL TESLA CRASH: Safety Experts Say Autopilot Is Marketing, Doesn’t Exist

DELRAY BEACH, FL ( — The South Florida Tesla crash that left one man dead Friday is leading noted Truck Accident Attorneys Joe Fried and Michael Leizerman to assert that autopilot doesn’t mean a driver can drive without paying attention. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the National Transportation Safety Board both say say they are investigating whether the

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ATAA Applauds OIG Investigation Into Truck Driver Medical Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. ( — The federal investigation into medically unsafe truck drivers just launched by the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General is strongly supported by the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys — a more than 500 member non-profit organization of legal professionals dedicated to trucking safety. “I applaud the OIG decision to look into this critical safety

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