Tag Archives: truck driver

Four big rig pileup kills woman on I-285 near Camp Creek Parkway exit

A chain reaction crash involving four big rig tractor trailers on I-285 near Camp Creek Parkway in south Fulton County, GA, killed a woman in a passenger car on June 19, 2018.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, A tractor-trailer was traveling northbound when it struck three other big rigs and the rear of a car, … Continue Reading

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

Sleep apnea testing for heavyweight truckers proposed

The Medical Review Board of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has recommended that CDL holders with a body mass index of 30 or higher be referred for sleep apnea testing. There is no timetable for action on this recommendation.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that interrupts a person’s breathing during sleep.  It can … Continue Reading

Truck driver drug tests are easy to cheat

As a lawyer handling interstate trucking accident cases, I see the results of a variety of safety problems. Now, a Houston TV investigative reporter has revealed one more hazard for us to worry about.  Even when the federal drug testing regulations are followed by the testing labs, it is extremely easy for  a truck driver … Continue Reading

Truck drivers’ drug tests: undercover investigators reveal how easy it is to cheat on truckers’ drug tests

Undercover investigators for the Government Accountint Office have found that it is surprisingly easy to cheat on random drug tests designed to catch truck drivers who use drugs.  Using bogus truck driver’s licenses to gain access to 24 drug-testing sites, the investigators  found that 75 percent “failed to restrict access to  items that could be used … Continue Reading