Motor carrier enforcement targets unsafe tractor trailers and impaired drivers
A three day joint operation by police officers, motor carrier inspectors and drug recognition evaluators targeting impaired semi drivers and unsafe commercial vehicles placed 99 vehicles (19 percent), out of service for assorted safety violations including excessive hours, log book deficiencies and driver qualification issues. As an Atlanta attorney handling tractor trailer wreck cases statewide in Georgia, that percentage of trucks and drivers in violation is consistent with what I have seen and wah truck drivers have told me off the record.
According to a report in the East Oregonian, the Oregon enforcement operation had four goals: find equipment violations; determine if drivers are working under the influence of drugs or alcohol; determine if fatigue is impairing drivers; and find any driver engaging in criminal activity in conjunction with operating a commercial vehicle.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia. Ken Shigley was 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, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly 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.