Posts by Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.
Here Are the Most Common Drugs Used by Truck Drivers
Truck driving is a hard and stressful job marked by long, lonely hours. So, perhaps it’s not surprising that some truckers turn to drugs. However, most people would be shocked by how widespread the problem is. In 2013, one international study found that half of truckers admitted to drinking on the job, and 30 percent…Read More
How Do I Sue Eagle Systems Inc. After a Truck Wreck?
Eagle Systems Inc. is a leading intermodal trucking company based in Wenatchee, Washington. Their fleet of 380 vehicles covers all 48 continental states and is known for hauling everything from general freight to hazardous material. No matter how much experience a trucking company has, deadly truck accidents can still happen. If you or someone you…Read More
New Trucking Safety Regulations Make Washington Roads Safer
For years, the team at Seattle Truck Law has advocated for stricter safety regulations that reduce crashes and put drivers’ lives first. In July, the House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act, an initiative designed to protect the lives of truckers and motorists alike. Keep reading to learn how this bill affects trucking companies,…Read More
How Do I Sue Milky Way Trucking After a Wreck?
Milky Way, now a division of TLI Inc., is the largest bulk milk hauler in the Pacific Northwest. The company made a name for itself hauling “sensitive liquids” in the 1940s. Today, they maintain a fleet of roughly 350 trucks and employ more than 500 drivers. Milky Way Trucking also has a history of crashes.…Read More
6 Hidden Injuries to Look Out for After a Semi Truck Crash
An auto accident can be a frightening, overwhelming experience. But a semi-truck crash can be truly life-altering due to the sheer size and force of these massive vehicles. Still, despite the violence of most of these collisions, sometimes people walk away seemingly unharmed. But in many cases, these victims have significant injuries that are masked…Read More
Trucking Hours of Service Regulations Are Changing Again — and Not for the Better
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced upcoming changes to Hours of Service rules for truckers. These changes will take place on September 29, 2020, and they are designed to give drivers greater flexibility and control over their schedules. However, the changes also put ordinary drivers at significant risk for a deadly truck wreck. Hours…Read More
What Washington Drivers Need to Know About Delivery Truck Crashes
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are staying home and taking advantage of delivery services. While being able to buy products online is a good thing, the increased number of delivery trucks on the street will most likely lead to more truck crashes. We already know based on reporting from news outlets that Amazon drivers…Read More
How Do I Sue Haney Truck Line After a Truck Wreck?
Yakima-based Haney Truck Line is one of the largest heavy-haul trucking companies in Washington State and along the West Coast, with more than 450 trucks and 1,500 trailers that can haul at least 63,000 pounds. Haney was recently purchased by Wilson Logistics based in Springfield, Missouri, which ships general freight nationwide. Haney Truck Line was involved in a few crashes in the years before their acquisition, although all…Read More
Trucking Rules Changed Under Coronavirus. What Does That Mean for the Future of Trucking Safety?
During the initial peak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) temporarily changed trucking industry safety guidelines and restrictions. Changes included letting drivers with learner’s permits drive without their CDL and changing the hours of service guidelines so truckers could drive longer than they would be allowed to otherwise. Advocates said these changes would make…Read More
How Do I Sue Oak Harbor Freight Lines After a Wreck?
Oak Harbor Freight Lines is one of the oldest trucking companies in the Pacific Northwest. Established in 1915, they transport a wide variety of products, including motor vehicles, mobile homes, chemicals, oilfield equipment, and more. However, the company has been involved in crashes in recent years, some of which have been fatal. Accidents with big…Read More