October 28, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Do Truck Drivers Have Sufficient Access to COVID-19 Testing? When cities across the country began sheltering in place to curb the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, a spotlight shined on commercial trucking. While communities looked to their local stores, the demand for commercial trucking suddenly spiked 10% in a matter of a few weeks….

October 24, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

FMCSA Grants Commercial Truck Drivers More Time to Renew Licenses The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets the standards for reviewing and renewing commercial driver’s licenses throughout the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 3.5 million people rely on these licenses for their livelihoods as they perform the essential work of transporting…

October 20, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

What You Should Know About Volvo Recall for 15,000 Trucks On September 2, Volvo Trucks North America issued a recall of around 15,000 semi-trucks because of an issue with defective brake pedals. Nearly 42 million personal and commercial vehicles were recalled in 2017 alone, which means that the Volvo recall isn’t too widespread at the…

October 5, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

How Judges Determine When to Revoke a Commercial Driver’s License Each year, as many as 500 commercial truck drivers have their licenses revoked. This leads to serious, immediate consequences, including a loss of their job and income. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, commercial drivers with a revoked license may have to wait…

October 1, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

How Uber Freight Could Change the Trucking Industry and the Work of a Truck Accident Attorney Uber launched Uber Freight in May 2017, seeking to change trucking the same way that it revolutionized personal transportation. The company still has some way to go to penetrate the market, but the service offers some features that could…

September 27, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Hours of Service Changes and Driver Fatigue: Pausing the 14-Hour HOS Clock Laws regarding truck drivers and their hours of service were first established in the U.S. in 1938 by the now-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to guard against driver fatigue. Since 1938 and before 2020, the HOS rules were changed just four times and…

September 23, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Coronavirus Pandemic Update: Is Trucking Life Returning to Normal? While truckers, companies, and the government have made great strides to protect the trucking industry from the coronavirus and get it back to normal, concerns still abound. Empty miles are up, new freight contracts are down, and more truckers than ever are out of work or…

September 19, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

When Truck Drivers Should Visit a Doctor for COVID-19 Symptoms The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every industry in some way, which extends to the truck accident lawyer and the trucking industry. More than 6 million people have been affected by the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. alone. Because of how serious the complications from this…

August 31, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

How Has the Pandemic Affected Truck Traffic? In April 2020, personal vehicle traffic in some U.S. cities dropped by as much as 48%, which one analyst called “unprecedented.” Many employees began working remotely – at home instead of at the office – for the first time, eliminating the need for commuting. Curfews, mandatory quarantines when…