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11 proposed changes to the FMCSA Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Here’s my take on  proposed CSA changes, some good and some bad, to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety program.   These changes will likely go into effect this December. Advocates for highway and auto safety and other safety groups seem to be on board with most of these changes. For those of you who […]

FMCSA eliminating registrant DOT numbers

Posted on: October 6th, 2012 by Steven Gursten No Comments

For mom and pop’s, truck drivers who are owner-operators and manage their own base plates,  registrant-only DOT numbers will expire in mid-October. This is a move by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to improve the inspection and crash information that its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program is based upon. FMSCA officials recently presented […]

Latest FMSCA proposal will cause more truck accidents by tired truck drivers

Posted on: September 22nd, 2012 by Steven Gursten No Comments

The trucking industry backs away from using the  word “fatigued” in CSA safety program The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently proposed some changes to its CSA program.  There is one proposed change that suggests the FMCSA is bowing to industry pressure, at the expense of saving lives from fatigued truck drivers.  The proposed […]

Obama, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration surrender to trucking industry – again

Posted on: April 26th, 2011 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Michigan truck accident lawyer discusses how important safety data and truck accident prevention have been sacrificed under industry pressure I was President of the Truck Accident Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice during the Bush Administration. Let’s just say, the results of all the lobbying and outreach I did on truck safety were […]

What Truck Accident Lawyers Must Know About Black Boxes

Posted on: March 11th, 2010 by Steven Gursten 4 Comments

Rule of the Road No. 5 – How Black Box Data Can Prove Liability in Truck Crash Cases “Black boxes” have completely revolutionized the way trucking companies can monitor the activities of their truck drivers. They’ve also revolutionized the way truck accident lawyers litigate serious crash cases, as black boxes may likely help prove your […]

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