Given how many trucks are on our highways and the devastation they can cause when they crash, you might assume that preventing drug use among truck drivers is a priority for government agencies. You’d probably also hope that a trucking company gets an immediate alert when one of its drivers is arrested for drug abuse or drugged driving.Read More
Imagine driving a tractor-trailer for 20 hours over a long, boring stretch of highway. You were supposed to stop for sleep hours ago, but the company threatened to fire you if you didn’t keep driving. Despite your best efforts, your eyelids feel like lead, and you start to doze off. Suddenly, there are brake lights ahead. Would you be able to stop in time?Read More
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a crash that involved a tractor-trailer or other large truck, you’ll soon realize (if you haven’t already) that the legal cases that arise from these accidents are much more complicated than an ordinary car accident case.Read More
At Seattle Truck Law, we know that a single negligent truck driver or trucking company can put countless dedicated and responsible truckers in danger. Read on to learn more about why truck drivers face such high rates of injuries and how the Seattle Truck Law team can help if you’ve been injured while driving a truck.Read More
Unfortunately, evidence can be difficult to gather after a trucking accident. That’s due in part to the fact that truck crashes — which are much more destructive than a typical wreck and often involve multiple vehicles — create very complex accident scenes that involve massive amounts of evidence to sift through.Read More
After losing a lawsuit that would have overturned a federal mandate requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) on all commercial trucks, the trucking industry is fighting against this important safety regulation in a different way: by trying to delay it to death.Read More
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
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