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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
December 16, 2016

Should Trucking Companies Ban or Limit Cellphone Use

A controversial topic at many industry functions I have attended is whether trucking companies should ban or limit cellphone use by their drivers while behind the wheel of a commercial motor vehicle. This controversy was further illustrated in a recent article by David Wren entitled Lawsuit Settlement Could Lead to More Cellphone Bans by Trucking Firms. The article discusses a settlement agreement reached in a personal injury lawsuit, where the personal injury plaintiffs alleged the commercial vehicle operator was distracted because he was using a hands-free device to talk on his phone at the time of the crash. 

Trucking Defense Blog
January 9, 2015

Trucking Companies Hoping to Fill Crucial Shortage with Veterans Seeking Gainful Employment

On behalf of its member trucking companies, the American Trucking Associations (ATA), in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, committed the trucking industry to the mission of hiring 100,000 U.S. military veterans over the next two years. According to a recent article in the Journal of Commerce, the trucking industry is currently short 30,000 to 35,000 drivers, a number that is currently rising as the economy continues to improve.