Government, Safety

Staged-Accident Convictions in New Orleans Reach 35

Getty Image conveying the legal system The three most recent convictions stem from a faked accident in June 2016. (Michal Chodyra/Getty Images)

Three more individuals have pleaded guilty in connection with a 2016 staged accident with a tractor-trailer in the New Orleans area.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Iowa Truckers Pursue Lawsuit Abuse Legislation

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds supports a bill that would limit litigation awards to $1 million in civil lawsuits involving commercial motor vehicle accidents. (We Are Iowa Local 5 News via YouTube)

Iowa's governor and a trucker turned state senator are waging a two-pronged legislative offensive targeting lawsuit abuse in traffic accidents with motor carriers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 23, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

House Bill Boosts Protections Against Staged Crashes

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Legislation targeting staged vehicle collisions and fraudulent claims affecting the motor carrier industry was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

28th Conspirator Convicted in Staged Accidents With Trucks

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A New Orleans woman has pleaded guilty for her role in a conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with a 2017 staged accident with a tractor-trailer.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 12, 2021
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Why Trailer Telematics is Critical for Trailer Utilization and Safety

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Program Aired: October 7, 2021. Join us for this webinar to learn how to leverage trailer telematics and sensors to gain greater visibility and control to help avoid catastrophic trailer-involved incidents, improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and maximize operational efficiency.

October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment

Seven More Indicted in New Orleans Staged Crash Scam

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Seven individuals have been charged with staging two accidents with tractor-trailers in New Orleans, bringing the number of indictments to 40 in a federal investigation into intentional collisions with trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 15, 2021
Government, Technology, Safety

The Crooked World of Staged Accidents

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Program Aired: September 9, 2021. Staged accidents aren't new, but in recent years, perpetrators have begun more actively targeting commercial trucks because they tend to have larger dollar signs associated with them. This issue not only affects the targeted carriers, but is raising insurance rates industry wide and encouraging new criminals to enter the market.

September 9, 2021

Road Deaths Surged in US Even as Driving Fell in First Quarter

Road Deaths Surged in US Even as Driving Fell in First Quarter Despite an overall decline in driving, car fatalities are up. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Traffic fatalities grew 10.5% in the first three months of the year even as overall driving declined, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which cited speeding and other risky behaviors that emerged when the pandemic reduced the number of cars on the road.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2021

Partner With The Nation’s Most Reliable Spill Response Network

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In the event of a spill, being prepared with a response plan can make all the difference. Learn how to position your company to protect your bottom line and your brand from unnecessary costs, liabilities and damage.

February 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Mitigating Risk with CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney

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Accident risk lessened as the pandemic eased highway traffic this year. Fleets, however, remain subject to increased litigation and nuclear verdicts. Experts suggest that the wider adaption of advanced technology - including onboard safety systems, in-cab video, and telematics - could not only improve safety but also preserve relevant information in the case of an accident.

November 17, 2020