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Business, Safety

Plaintiff Lawyers Target Trucking Company Safety

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A recent study that explored the skyrocketing rise in jury awards against trucking companies went beyond the numbers to seek expert input on what fleets can do to protect themselves.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Four More Individuals Indicted in Staged Accidents Scam in La.

C.R. England truck The latest indictment in the staged accidents scam alleges that four defendants intentionally used a vehicle to stage an accident in October 2015 with a tractor-trailer owned by C.R. England. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Four others have been indicted in connection with a sweeping federal investigation into staged accidents with commercial vehicles in the New Orleans area.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Nine More Individuals Indicted in Staged Accidents Scam in La.

Interstate 10 sign in Louisiana Most of the alleged staged accidents have taken place on Interstate 10 in the New Orleans area. (Joel Carillet/Getty Images)

Nine more people have been indicted in connection with a sweeping federal investigation into staged accidents with commercial vehicles in the New Orleans area.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Targets 'Nuclear' Verdicts

Courtroom scene Plaintiffs attorneys often use emotional arguments with juries when trying to win cases against trucking companies. (Pattanaphong Khuankaew/Getty Images)

The trucking industry is making gains in its fight against the plaintiffs bar and the increasing size of jury verdicts levied against motor carriers, but those in the trenches say the battle is not over.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

11 More Indicted in Staged Accidents With Trucks in New Orleans

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A federal grand jury in New Orleans has returned a second round of indictments in an ongoing investigation of individuals staging automobile accidents with tractor-trailers, charging 11 people on seven fraud counts in connection with two incidents from 2017.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Ringleader Pleads Guilty in Connection With Staged La. Accidents

Gavel The accidents were staged in the New Orleans area. (Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images)

The ringleader of a New Orleans-area group that staged accidents with unsuspecting tractor-trailer drivers has pleaded guilty for his role in the conspiracy.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 7, 2020
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Utah DOT Plans Containment System for Runaway Trucks

A containment system for runaway trucks in Wyoming. A containment system for runaway trucks in Teton Pass in Wyoming. (WYDOTVIDEOS via YouTube)

Utah Department of Transportation officials are exploring a runaway truck containment system after recent incidents in which truckers lost control of their brakes at the same intersection.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

ATRI’s Updated Crash Predictor Model Sheds Light on Driver Behavior

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Violations for reckless driving and failure to yield right of way are the top two behaviors for predicting future crash involvement, according to analysis yielded from the American Transportation Research Institute’s updated Crash Predictor Model.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2018
Business, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Safety Programs Help Protect Fleets, Drivers

According to The National Safety Council, vehicle accidents are among the most costly of injury claims for businesses. The average cost of a loss related to a vehicle accident is nearly twice as much as the average workplace injury.

Nick Oates | Certified Workers’ Compensation Advisor, Knight-Dik Insurance Agency
June 19, 2018

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