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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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MN DOT Warns Truckers Of Fraudulent FMCSA Letter

ST. PAUL, MN (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: MNDOT) — MnDOT is getting calls from registered motor carriers who received a letter requesting them to update their USDOT information online. One such letter is from DOTService.com, which is not affiliated in any way with MnDOT or the USDOT. The letter indicates the motor carrier will be fined or their USDOT number will be deactivated

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Joe Fried, Michael Leizerman Among First Board Certified Truck Accident Attorneys

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NEW YORK, NY (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Noted truck accident attorneys Joseph Fried and Michael Leizerman are among the first nine attorneys in the United States achieving “Board Certification” in Truck Accident law. The Board Certification is the first and only American Bar Association accreditation for Truck Accident Law in the nation. The inaugural group of just nine attorneys represents the stringent

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Trucking Attorneys Gather In Nashville For Annual Symposium

NASHVILLE, TN (TruckingNewsNow.com) — From analyzing telematics to learning the best techniques for deposing experts in a trucking crash case, nearly 300 attorneys from across the United States are meeting in Nashville this week for the annual Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA) symposium. Founded by nationally renowned Truck Accident Attorneys Joe Fried and Michael Leizerman, the ATAA promotes safety

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