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Make Sure You Are Properly Insured

All too often, I am seeing folks involved in motor vehicle collisions not properly insured.  This goes for those who have caused a crash or those that are injured by someone causing a crash. If you cause a crash and are not properly insured, you may expose your personal assets, including your home and any [...]

2012-06-04T23:13:38+00:00June 4th, 2012|Insurance Companies and Liability|

Be Safe in Washington

The summer months are upon us. Travel upon our highways will increase as families travel to visit relatives or go on vacations to campgrounds, historic sites or other fun locations.  With summer highway travel safety is a major concern and must to the focus of both the driver, as well as, passengers. Don't be distracted [...]

2012-05-30T22:04:47+00:00May 30th, 2012|Cell phone use|

Top Washington Trucking Accident Attorney

I am happy to be recognized as one of Washington State's top Trucking Accident Attorneys.  I am on the National Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.  This organization is made up of committed lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices.  It is through [...]

2012-05-30T16:16:58+00:00May 30th, 2012|Trucking Watchdog Info, Washington State|

Truck Drivers with Care

Today with snow all over the roadways here in the Pacific Northwest, roadway travel was limited. Those that had to go out faced conditions of icy roads, continuous snow flakes or ice rain and side roads that were difficult to navigate. Out there, crazy drivers went too fast, followed too close and tried to go [...]

2012-01-19T17:48:35+00:00January 19th, 2012|Washington State, Weather|

Slow Down

  The Pacific Northwest is blanketed in snow which is expected to remain on the roadways for the next 36 hours.  It is especially important to slow down as you drive on the roadways. Truck drivers need to pay particular attention to safety and defensive driving.  Truck drivers need to slow down, leave enough room [...]

2019-01-28T01:28:13+00:00January 18th, 2012|Trucking Safety|

Sleepy Truck Drivers

Federal Regulations require that no truck driver shall operate a vehicle while the driver's ability is impaired or is likely to become impaired through fatigue. This means that a driver whose ability to safely operate his truck is impaired because he is tired or his ability is likely to become impaired because he is tired [...]

2012-01-10T17:04:20+00:00January 10th, 2012|Truck driver fatigue, Truckers|

New FMCSA Rules for Truck Drivers Hours-of-Service

The U.S. Department of Transportation has taken new action to address driver fatigue and to make sure that truck drivers get the rest they need to operate safely when on our public roadways. The new rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reduces by 12 hours the maximum number of hours a [...]

2012-01-10T15:14:16+00:00January 10th, 2012|Trucking Laws|

Washington Truck crashes

Over the past month, there have been several truck crashes in the Pacific Northwest. They include a semi truck that careened into several construction trucks parked along the shoulder of I-5. Another, involved a tanker truck that overturned on SR 405 in Bellevue. Yet another, involved a semi that went off the road, hit several [...]

2011-12-08T16:47:26+00:00December 8th, 2011|Trucking Watchdog Info|

Cell phone use banned

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in conjunction with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a final rule specifically prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles. The final rule prohibits commercial drivers from using a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a commercial [...]

2011-12-06T16:46:39+00:00December 6th, 2011|Cell phone use|

Preventing rear-end collisions with proper stopping distance

Most rear-end collisions are entirely preventable with proper training and safe driving. So why does this type of crash happen so often?  It is my experience that rear-end collisions are often a failure of truck drivers to: maintain a safe following distance; operate their trucks at a proper speed for the traffic, road and weather conditions; [...]

2019-03-07T19:44:16+00:00October 28th, 2011|Following too close|