The hours and days after a devastating truck accident can be confusing and overwhelming. Your first instinct might be to wait a while and let things settle down before calling a lawyer.Read More
Based on more recent projections, though, that figure looks modest. The newest report from the ATA suggests that if current trends continue, the industry may face a shortage of 175,000 drivers by 2024. The report also warns that over the next decade, the industry will need to hire almost 900,000 new drivers to meet rising demand. Read on to learn more about the factors behind this trucking industry crisis and how it could lead to rising rates of deadly truck accidents on our highways.Read More
To help honest truckers keep our roads safe, we’ve put together this article to explain three options truck drivers can use to report unsafe trucking companies to the FMCSA and other federal agencies. Read on to learn more.Read More
The trucking industry involves much more than just the trucks you see on the road and the workers who drive, load, and supervise them. The industry also has a powerful lobbying and public relations arm that has little shame about spreading misinformation and outright lies if it serves trucking companies’ interests.Read More
Trucking industry lobbyists continue to push for nationwide legalization of massive, super-long combination trucks despite significant data showing that they’re unsafe and would create a negative impact on highway safety.Read More
Existing truck safety technology could prevent tens of thousands of devastating truck crashes each year, but many trucking companies are slow to adopt these innovations, citing short-term cost concerns.Read More
Drivers of passenger cars and large trucks alike are being put at risk for a deadly trucking accident thanks to trucking companies that change their names to dodge inspections and avoid being held accountable for safety and maintenance violations.Read More
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the government agency responsible for regulating the trucking industry and protecting the public from unsafe trucks and trucking companies. Recently, though, the FMCSA has been granting more exemptions from vital truck inspections, which could undermine the agency’s mission and lead to more truck wrecks on our highways.Read More
In general, the holidays are one of the most dangerous times to travel on the road: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s all tend to have a far greater number of fatal traffic accidents compared to an average day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).Read More
About Seattle Truck Law, PLLC
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