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Trucking Defense Blog

We provide important legal developments, summaries and analyses impacting those involved in the trucking industry and the defense of trucking-related claims and lawsuits.

Trucking Defense Blog
January 12, 2021

Shareholder Larry Hall and Attorney Bridget Boyle Reflect on the Impact of Rule 26 Amendment on a Defense Attorney’s Ability to Defend A DOT Audit Through Discovery in a New DRI Article

Sandberg Phoenix shareholder Larry Hall and attorney Bridget Boyle recently published an article in DRI’s most recent issue of In Transit, Volume 23, “Fight the Good Fight to Prevent a DOT Audit Through Written Discovery.” Their piece reflects on the impact of Rule 26 amendment in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on defense attorneys’ ability to defend a Department of Transportation audit through discovery.

Trucking Defense Blog
October 14, 2015

Insurance Industry Pushes Electronic Logs and Speed Regulators

Driver fatigue received increased attention after comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured in a January 2014 incident when the limousine he was riding in was struck by a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. tractor trailer whose driver failed to notice traffic slowing ahead. Reports later indicated the truck driver had driven 12-hours to work before starting his 14-hour shift. In the wake of this highly publicized crash, the insurance industry is pushing that regulators begin requiring both electronic driver logs as well as speed regulators to improve safety on America’s highways.