As an Atlanta lawyer focused on trucking litigation, I keep track of how the skyrocketing cost of diesel fuel has implications rippling through the trucking industry and the economy.  The effect on trucking industry economics, the cost of shipping goods, and ultimatley the price of everything we buy, is pretty obvious.

Clearly the cost of fuel puts pressure on trucking companies. It appears that some will find solutions outside the law.  In Houston on May 6th, an apparently armed man who obviously had tractor trailer driving experience hijacked a tanker truck full of diesel fuel.

The Shigley Law Firm  represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases arising from motor carrier accidents statewide in Georgia.  Recently elected Secretary of the State Bar of Georgia, Ken Shigley has been designated as a "SuperLawyer" in Atlanta Magazine and one of the "Legal Elite" in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and former chair of both the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, bus wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks.