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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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FMCSA Medical Exemptions Under Investigation By Inspector General

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: DOT OIG) — According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data, fatalities in crashes involving large trucks or buses grew from 4,397 in 2012 to 4,879 in 2017, an 11-percent increase. One key area of addressing motor carrier safety is to ensure that commercial drivers maintain a valid medical certificate, which confirms they are healthy

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Moving Company Executives Charged With Fraud

NEW YORK, NY (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: USDOJ) — A Hewlett, New York, man and a Haledon, New Jersey, woman appeared in federal court today on fraud charges for allegedly extorting customers of their moving company, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Lior Atiyas, 42, a/k/a “David Cohen,” and Lola Larios 36, a/k/a “Michelle Jacobs,” are each charged by complaint with one count

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FMCSA Grants Exemption To American Pyrotechnics Association

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) — FMCSA announces its decision to grant the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) an exemption from the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that require a motor carrier to install and require each of its drivers to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record the driver’s HOS. APA requested the exemption for APA member companies currently holding an exemption from

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