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ABCO Transportation’s record of unsafe driving violations culminates in deaths of two AutoTrader.com employees, injuries to four others

ABCO Transportation, Inc., a refrigerated freight haulder based in Dade City, Florida, has had for several years an unsatisfactory record of unsafe driving violations with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. When a trucking company has a record as bad as ABCO, often there are issues of management turning a blind eye to safety, in … Continue Reading

Atlanta bus crash tragedy leading to new standards for road signs and bus safety

Bluffton University baseball team bus crash in Atlanta (March 2007) helped bring about new US standards for highway signage and motor coach passenger protection.
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Supreme Court rules state law claim not preempted by FDA approval of drug warnings

Wyeth decisions holds FDA approval of drug warnings does not preempt state law claims.
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Tractor trailer strikes snow removal truck in NH, reminding me of GA case 25 years ago

NH truck-snow plow crash reminds me of similar incident in GA 25 years ago.
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Drive Safer Sunday commemorates young Atlanta man killed by speeding tractor trailer on cruise control

In today’s  Atlanta Journal-Constitution includes there appears a tragically true story by Steve Owings, whose son was killed by a speeding tractor trailer on cruise control six years ago. In the wake of his son’s death, Steve and his wife founded Road Safe America
Knowing Steve’s motivation to make the roads safer for everyone, I’m taking … Continue Reading

Continuing Legal Education in Georgia

As a trucking accident trial attorney in Atlanta, I find myself speaking at continuing legal education seminars around the country pretty often. This year I’ve spoken on various aspects of trucking litigation at CLE programs in Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans, and have been asked to speak at upcoming seminars in California and Pennsylvania. … Continue Reading

Trucker on cell phone crashes into school bus, kills a child

A Florida truck driver admitted that he was on his cell phone yesterday when he slammed into a school bus, killing a 13-year-old student. According to a report by Austin Miller of the Ocala Star-Banner, the school bus, which had stopped to let children off , had its warning lights on and stop signs out. … Continue Reading

GAO report identifies flaws in drug testing and treatment in trucking industry

GAO report identifies flaws in trucking industry drug testing and oversight.
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Australian truckers looking at range of new safety features

While my trucking litigation law practice is in Atlanta, Georgia, I know that long haul trucking safety is not just an American issue.  With the long distances between populations centers in Australia, all the challenges facing American truckers are big deals there too.  Driver fatigue, for example, is every bit as big a problem for … Continue Reading

$18 million settlement in four-fatality Missouri truck wreck

As a Georgia trial attorney handling trucking accident cases, I see too many instances of truck driver fatigue and drug usage leading to tragedy.  The pattern is exemplified in a Missouri case.  It has resulted in an $18 million settlement for the deaths of four family members (ages 55, 57, 81 and 94) on the … Continue Reading