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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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I-65 Crash preceded by 9-1-1 callers

LAKE COUNTY, IN (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Indiana State Police) — Saturday at 12:20 p.m., the Lowell Regional Dispatch Center began to receive 911 calls of an erratic driver southbound on I-65 from U.S. 30. Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Dwayne Haliburton and Trooper John Landowski show that the vehicle, a white 2005 Ford van, struck a median wall at an unknown

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Questions, Answers From FMCSA On Coronavirus Product Transport, Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: DOT) — The FMCSA has published a Q&A for drivers, shippers regarding transport of products related to the national coronavirus emergency. Here is the complete text: Are loads that include supplies related to direct assistance under the emergency declaration mixed with other, un-related materials covered under the declaration? Generally, yes, however, mixed loads with only a

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FMCSA Provides HOS Relief To Drivers Hauling Coronavirus Products

WASHINGTON, D.C., (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety  Administration (FMCSA) Thursday issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “Under Secretary Chao’s leadership, FMCSA is providing additional regulatory relief to our nation’s commercial drivers to get critically important

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