Tag: log books

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March 21, 2015

DOT is mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track truck driver miles and duty status – instead of penciled-in log books The Department of Transportation (DOT) is sending a strong message that it wants truckers to stop falsifying their log books. It’s doing so by moving up the expected publication date for …

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November 1, 2014

I always say that as an attorney, most truckers I know are good and care about following the law. But as you will read below, there are some truckers who just don’t care about the consequences of cheating on log books, even when it puts them at greater risk of causing a serious crash and …

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January 20, 2012

Video tip 11 for truck accident attorneys Here’s the eleventh video in my series of 13 videos for truck accident attorneys from a past American Association for Justice seminar for truck accident attorneys from around the nation. In this latest video clip, I discuss how any truck accident attorney must help a jury understand how …

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September 24, 2011

Here’s the third video to help my fellow truck accident lawyers, from my series of 13 videos on truck accident litigation tips for lawyers. In the video, I’m reviewing Rule 3 during a past American Association for Justice Truck Accident Litigation Group seminar for truck lawyers from around the nation. My third tip is about …

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March 12, 2011

Trucking companies can dispose of log books, which can prove your case, after six months! Last scenario from my “Do you need an injury lawyer?” series of blogs, listing instances where you really do need to hire a lawyer right away: truck accidents that cause serious personal injury or death. Why? Critical evidence – evidence …

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December 1, 2010

Fatigued truckers have impaired judgment, perception and reaction time – the problem with “lie books” and pre-trip inspections Today I’d like to thank and also respectfully respond to a comment by a trucker in Michigan named Mike Purcell. Mike commented on one of my blogs, Why is the pre-trip inspection the most violated safety rule …

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April 20, 2010

Rule of the Road No. 11: The daily log book as an oath or affirmation This week, I’ll be wrapping up my “Rules of the Road” series of blogs for truck accident lawyers from my recent seminar. These 12 rules were shared with lawyers throughout the country during a truck accident litigation seminar I spoke …

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February 25, 2010

Helping truck accident lawyers better understand preservation of supporting documents to strengthen your case A truck accident lawyer who conducts thorough legal discovery will most often, lay the groundwork for a successful truck case in Michigan. Many commercial truck crash cases begin with investigation of the driver. You must look deeper than the circumstances surrounding …

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