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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 […]

Does the Michigan Trucking Association really care about safety?

Posted on: October 21st, 2011 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Letter to truck accident lawyer from Michigan Trucking Association suggests commitment to preventing truck accidents and safety is empty talk I’ve been a truck accident lawyer for nearly 20 years. I’ve won an award as a “Leader in the Law” from Michigan Lawyers Weekly for my efforts to promote truck safety, when I was national […]

How truck lawyers can prove motor carrier is turning blind eye to unfit truck drivers

Posted on: October 1st, 2011 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Video tip 4 for truck accident attorneys Onto the fourth tip from my series of 13 videos for truck accident attorneys, on handling truck lawsuits. The video below is from a presentation I did during the American Association for Justice Truck Accident Lawyers conference in New Orleans. The takeaway from this video is that a […]

Truck accident lawyers finally getting help

Posted on: August 12th, 2011 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Obama Administration cracking down on out-of-service trucks is a start to improving truck safety and preventing truck crashes in Michigan and throughout the country When I was president of the American Association for Justice Truck Accident Litigation Group during the George W. Bush presidency, it was often difficult fighting for greater truck safety. Even with […]

Obama Administration steps up action against unsafe trucking companies … for now

Posted on: July 25th, 2011 by Steven Gursten No Comments

More dangerous motor carriers are being taken off the roads, but Michigan truckers are still a large part of the problem According to published reports, in the last two years, the Obama Administration has issued as many imminent hazard orders placing unsafe bus and truck companies out of service as in the previous decade combined. […]

Protecting union truckers and trucking companies that play by the rules

Posted on: November 24th, 2010 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Truck accident attorney: “I’m not anti-trucker. What I am is pro-safety.” I’ve received several comments from angry truckers accusing me of being anti-trucker, and today I’d like to respond. As a truck accident attorney, I’ve spoken at several truck safety conferences, and I’ve been contacted at least a dozen times by good truckers who are […]

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