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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 Airred: 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 Airred: 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
Safety

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 | The Detroit News
September 2, 2021
Business

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, 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

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