Tag: pre-trip inspection

March 24, 2012

Comment from a truck driver on the importance of a thorough evaluation of the truck before hitting the road I often write about the importance of a thorough pre-trip inspection by truck drivers, and how motor carriers who put profits ahead of safety often push and pressure their truckers to rush through this important safety …

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November 12, 2011

Video tip 8 for truck accident attorneys Here’s the eighth of my series of 13 videos for truck accident lawyers. It’s from a past American Association for Justice truck accident lawyer seminar. This tip explains how a truck accident attorney can prove during the deposition that a trucker performed a negligent pre-trip inspection. The takeaway: …

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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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November 24, 2010

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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March 18, 2010

Rule of the Road No. 7 – How to poke holes in a dishonest truck driver’s story during the deposition Pre-trip inspection requirements are probably the most violated mandatory safety rule by the trucking industry today. Unfortunately, most lawyers who handle truck accident cases have no idea what those inspection requirements are. Most lawyers think …

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