Year: 2017

Safety manager explaining to driver how to use electronic logbook at the office

Truck accidents have long been a public safety hazard on the roads of America. Now, federal regulators are attempting to reduce the number of truck accidents by requiring commercial trucks to be installed with new electronic logging devices. This addresses long-time issues with truckers inaccurately logging their time in order…

truck t-bone accident

Texas drivers know that semi trucks, tractor-trailers, and other big rigs are a common sight on the roads of Texas. Unfortunately, these large, heavy vehicles are more likely to cause serious injuries when they are involved in a collision. This is because they have more force – and are thus…

The truck lies in a side ditch after the road accident

Truck accidents kill and injure thousands of Americans every year. Yet outdated insurance regulations mean that many trucking companies carry insufficient coverage to compensate victims and their families for their devastating losses. Injury victims are legally entitled to be compensated for their injuries. Contact an experienced El Paso truck accident attorney…

Truck on freeway

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a federal program mandating electronic logging on trucker hours, a move that will likely lower truck accident risk in Texas and throughout the country. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) appealed an earlier decision ruling the Department of Transportation, as well as…

double articulated truck

Last year, the appropriations bill for 2016 included provisions which would have changed the rules for tractor-trailers on U.S. roads. Currently, under federal law, twin 28-foot tractor-trailers are permitted, but larger twin trailers are not generally allowed. The appropriations bill would have changed the rules to allow for twin 33-foot…

Opioid epidemic, drug abuse concept

According to Trucks.com, several major common carriers are requesting that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) modify rules related to drug testing of drivers. Currently, commercial drivers will generally take a urine test in order to determine if they have drugs in their system. The carriers asking FMCSA for a…