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November 15, 2022

Do Truckers Get Fired for Accidents?

To be honest, we’re not sure why so many people reach out to our office with this question. However, since we hear it so much, we thought we should answer it here, or at least try to answer it. In general, yes, truckers who cause accidents get fired. However, it varies according to the factors […]

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August 12, 2022

Megabus Crash Kills Two People

The bus driver and several passengers were seriously injured when a Megabus collided with a Ford F-150 on the New Jersey Turnpike. New Jersey State Police stated that the double-decker bus, with a driver and 22 passengers, was heading from 34th Street in New York City to Philadelphia when it collided with a Ford F-150 […]

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July 20, 2022

FMCSA Dilutes School Bus Driver Rules

By now, many parents are probably counting down the days until school begins again in the fall. However, they might not be so anxious, once they learn that the buses which pick up their kids may be dangerously unsafe. This fall, before school buses pick up kids, their drivers won’t have to perform critical pre-trip […]

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April 9, 2022

FMCSA Rolls Back Important Safety Rule

To no one’s surprise, carriers and drivers overwhelmingly supported a rule change allowing truckers to conceal their driving records. The current rule requires drivers to report traffic tickets to carriers. In defense of its rollback, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration insisted that “This requirement is largely duplicative of a separate rule that requires each […]

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December 21, 2021

Serious Injury Four-Vehicle Crash in Saugerties

Few details were available after a tractor-trailer rear-ended a passenger vehicle, causing a chain reaction crash that sent four people to the hospital with serious injuries. One victim was airlifted to a hospital in Albany. A photo taken at the scene showed the large truck jackknifed on the side of the road. The wreck happened […]

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November 3, 2021

A Closer Look at Drowsy Truck Driver Crash Claims

For the umpteenth time since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration waived certain hours of service rules. These waivers allow drivers to stay behind the wheel, even when they are dangerously fatigued. This time, the waiver applies to livestock haulers. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a lobbying group, has pushed long […]

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