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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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FACTS: NUCLEAR VERDICTS IN TRUCKING CASES NOT “STRANGLING” INDUSTRY

LEADING TRUCK SAFETY ORGANIZATION RESPONDS TO ATRI REPORT WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) just released its study on trucking verdicts over $10 million, which it has dubbed as “nuclear verdicts.” Eight months prior to the release of this report, Chris Spear, the President of the American Trucking Association claimed that “nuclear verdicts are strangling the

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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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