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What truckers can do about the rise in truck fatalities

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on February 19, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported that the number of large truck crash fatalities has increased each year from 2015 to 2017 (the latest year for which statistics are available). It revealed other disturbing news at the 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, so truckers and fleet owners in Louisiana may be interested….

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NTSB releases list of safety improvements for trucking industry

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on February 12, 2019

On Feb. 4, the National Transportation Safety Board released its biannual list of safety improvement recommendations for all modes of transportation in Louisiana and the rest of the U.S. Most of the recommendations are aimed at the trucking industry, which has experienced a spike in fatal accidents over the last few years. While the NTSB…

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GHSA recommends ways to reduce speeding-related crashes

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on February 05, 2019

Speeding is behind nearly one-third of all motor vehicle-related fatalities in Louisiana and the rest of the U.S. This major topic has been analyzed anew in a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Entitled, “Speeding Away from Zero: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge,” it outlines some of the latest data and research on…

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