Two insanely dangerous trucking companies shut down by FMCSA

In April 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared two commercial motor vehicle operations to be "imminent hazards" While that number is not unusual—FMCSA often shutters multiple companies in a month— these two are particularly interesting because they were both so blatantly, criminally dangerous. Hazmat transport trucking company shut down Rock City Stone Company, LLC was ordered to immediately stop [...]

2018-05-03T10:50:27+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Trucking Industry News|

This trucking company is incredibly dangerous, should be permanently closed

Last week, the FMCSA ordered trucking company Evenflo Logistics to "immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operation." A separate "imminent hazard" order was issued to the trucking company's driver, Shawn Roberts. Evenflo Logistics registered as an LLC in Washington State in October 2016. The sheer number of extremely dangerous practices since then is shocking. 1o violations [...]

2017-12-22T08:45:22+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Trucking Industry News|

Everything that’s wrong with this semi-truck dragging a car

Last week, a big truck hauling 50,000 of carrots collided with a Nissan Maxima on a California freeway. The car wedged under the truck. The driver didn't stop, his semi-truck dragging a car down the road. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. But the resulting video, shot from another vehicle, is incredible. https://youtu.be/9jvycogHJhk What's wrong with this picture? It's [...]

2017-04-25T16:51:12+00:00April 25th, 2017|Trucking Industry News|

Yes, trucking is important. Now make it safer.

For more than 30 years, I have represented those injured or the families of those killed by preventable crashes on our highways. Many of these claims have involved semi-trucks and trucking companies. I read an article in Transport Topics expressing the importance of trucking. This op-ed was written by Garner Berry, a lawyer whose law firm defends [...]

2017-02-22T22:21:24+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Trucking Industry News|

The very first self-driving semi truck to hit the road

The first self-driving semi truck in the U.S. is officially on the road in Nevada. Freightliner, the creator of the autonomous commercial truck, compares the Highway Pilot system to the autopilot on commercial airplanes. The semi-truck can be switched to autonomous autopilot on the highway, and it uses stereoscopic cameras and radar sensors. The truck can [...]

2015-05-12T17:49:50+00:00May 12th, 2015|Safety and Technology, Trucking Industry News|

Trucking industry fights to hide truck safety records from public

It’s rare that hiding information helps to solve a problem. This is not an exception. The Safer Trucks and Buses Act, a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Barletta, would remove the trucking carrier safety rankings from public view. Anyone can check a carrier’s safety record on the Federal Motor Carrier [...]

2014-09-24T21:58:40+00:00September 24th, 2014|Trucking Industry News, Trucking Laws|

Not enough truck drivers, and too many accidents: what’s the solution? (Hint: it’s hire vets)

Long hours on the road. Stressful situations. Days away from home. Trucking can be a tough job. It’s not for everyone. 30,000 tractor-trailer drivers are needed across the U.S. right now, the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates. Another 100,000 will be needed every year for the next decade. Economic growth leads to more goods being [...]

2014-08-25T13:00:13+00:00August 25th, 2014|Truckers, Trucking Industry News|

A plan to catch chameleons

Chameleon carriers are trucking companies that shut down to hide from penalties after multiple safety violations or crashes—and then re-open under a new name. For more, see Chasing the Chameleon. CNBC Investigations: Wiping clean the safety records of trucking companies These carriers run some of the most dangerous trucks on the road: 18% [...]

2014-08-15T09:30:21+00:00August 15th, 2014|Trucking Industry News, Trucking Laws|