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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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Stefano Portigliatti Now Board Certified In Truck Accident Law

JACKSONVILLE, FL (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Stefano Portigliatti of Coker Law in Jacksonville, FL is the 20th attorney in the United States to become officially Board Certified in Truck Accident Law. Portigliatti joins the nation’s leading truck accident attorneys in passing a rigorous exam, undergoing an intensive background check and proving that his practice is dedicated to protecting victims of truck crashes.

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FMCSA Seeks Input On Self Driving Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued advance notices of proposed rulemaking on the removal of unnecessary regulatory barriers to the safe introduction of automated driving systems (ADS) vehicles in the United States.  NHTSA and FMCSA are seeking comments at this

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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. (TruckingNewsNow.com) — 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. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (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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ATAA Applauds OIG Investigation Into Truck Driver Medical Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) — 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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