Category Archives: Trucking Industry

FMCSA Declares Truck Driver A Hazard


WASHINGTON, DC ( (Source: FMCSA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Jean Lafortune, Jr., of North Carolina to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.  Lafortune was served the federal order on July 22, 2021. On three occasions, Feb.

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Attorney Joe Ervin Joins The Law Firm For Truck Safety, Focuses On Oklahoma

Joe ervin

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ( — Trial Attorney Joe Ervin knows that safety begins with accountability. He’s made it his mission to hold unsafe trucking companies accountable following crashes that leave motorists injured or dead. A former insurance defense attorney, Ervin is skilled at cutting through layers of corporate and legal protection to uncover the truth.   Ervin is joining the

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Crash, Involving Two Semis, Leads To Half-Day Highway Closure

Indiana State Police

LOWELL, IN ( (Source: Indiana State Police Verbatim) — On Tuesday, at approximately 1:30 a.m., troopers from the Indiana State Police Lowell Post were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on I-94 eastbound at the 15 mile-marker.  Preliminary investigation by Trooper Nicholas Isajczuk revealed that a black 2015 Dodge Dart was traveling east at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended a

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Safety Advocates, Victims, Attorneys Call On Trucking Industry To Set Underride Guard Standard

Underride Meeting

RALEIGH, NC ( — The trucking industry must adopt new standards for side underrides, according to the families of victims needlessly killed in preventable truck crashes.  In a town hall-style meeting held Friday, U.S. Senator Kirstin Gillbrand (D-NY), who introduced underride legislation in 2017, said she understands that side underride guards can keep motorists alive. “We know that adding side underride guards

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Indiana State Police Arrest Truck Driver On Multiple Charges

SEYMOUR, IN ( (Source: ISP Verbatim Advisory) — Today, February 14, 2021, a truck driver was arrested on numerous charges after leaving the scene of a crash on I-65 in Jackson County, Indiana. At approximately 10:30 am, Trooper Tia Hunt responded to a semi tractor trailer parked on the shoulder of I-65 Northbound near the 53 mile marker, just north

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Matthew wright, former insurance defense attorney, joins leading truck safety law firm

Matthew wright

FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE ( — Matthew Wright knows just how difficult itcan be to take on a trucking company following a catastrophic crash. As a former insurancecompany defense attorney, it was Wright’s job to protect the truck drivers and others whenthey killed or maimed motorists. Wright says, “Many of the insurance companies cared little about the people making claims.”Deciding it was

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