Why a lawsuit was filed one day after deadly New Mexico truck crash

By now, you have probably seen images of the terrible collision between a bus and a semi-truck on a New Mexico highway last week.   A Greyhound bus carrying almost 50 people was headed west along I-40. A semi-truck headed east on I-40 swerved across the median and slammed into the bus. Video shows incredible [...]

This is how a 12-ton steel beam just fell off a semi truck

Commercial truck drivers and motor carriers have stringent rules and regulations they must follow; because of the damage that can be caused by their errors, they are subject to greater scrutiny. In the many years I have handled trucking cases, I have seen many careless acts by professional drivers and motor carriers. But mistakes like this one are truly [...]

2017-09-28T18:42:53+00:00September 28th, 2017|Truck Inspections|

Is this Washington trucking company a Chameleon Carrier?

A motor carrier in Yakima, Diamond Freight, has been tied to another serious truck crash* in Central Washington.  Yakima trucking company involved in second fatal crash, via Yakima Herald The local news outlet reported that "The Washington State Patrol confirmed that both drivers worked for Diamond Freight Systems — which also goes by NW Freight Inc. — based [...]

2017-07-28T20:15:36+00:00July 28th, 2017|Truck and Trailer Owners|

This crash shows you exactly why trucking companies are supposed to do safety inspections

A quick lesson in trucking law: maintenance duty You probably know that specific laws and regulations apply to all commercial trucks that use our public highways.* One of those rules: every trucking company must have a regular truck maintenance program to keep its equipment in safe operating condition. As a back-up, the truck driver must [...]

2015-09-29T20:12:24+00:00September 29th, 2015|Truck Tires and Maintenance, Trucking Laws|

Truck Tire Retreads

With the summer months upon us, the hot weather can cause truck tire retreads to separate. Flying tire parts are commonly called "gators", because the shredded tire parts fly at vehicles behind the truck and "bite" at very high speeds. Heavy commercial motor vehicles are heavier, with more miles on the tires than most passenger vehicles. [...]

2011-06-09T09:33:59+00:00June 9th, 2011|Truck Tires and Maintenance|