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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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