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FMCSA encourages ADAS use, looks to revise HOS regulations

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on October 14, 2019

Truck drivers in Louisiana should know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is collaborating with several agencies and research institutes in the effort to raise awareness of the benefits of advanced driver assistance systems. ADAS, like automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning systems, have been proven to prevent collisions, and the FMCSA is…

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Study shows more truckers are being deprived of sleep

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on October 02, 2019

In Louisiana and throughout the country, more and more commercial truckers are getting poor sleep. A study from Ball State University researchers ranked the industries that have the highest percentage of sleep-deprived workers, and the transportation and material moving industry was in the top four. The study involved some 150,000 adults. Overall, there has been…

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Common complications in truck accidents

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on June 04, 2019

For some people in Louisiana, truck accidents may be more serious than motor vehicle accidents involving cars. The weight of trucks means that they can cause more damage to both property and individuals. Furthermore, the process of determining who is…

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Steering and suspension focus of 2019 truck inspection event

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on April 02, 2019

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance plans inspection sprees every year to emphasize truck maintenance and compliance with federal regulations. This year, the organization announced that inspectors will emphasize the importance of steering and suspension systems. Drivers of big rigs and buses in Louisiana can expect to undergo a Level I inspection during the 72-hour International…

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Groups push for safety tech to reduce fatal truck crashes

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on March 25, 2019

Louisiana commercial truck drivers and their employers should know that fatal large truck crashes are on the rise. Between 2009 and 2017, there was a 28 percent increase across the country. A total of 4,102 people died in these crashes in 2017, 68 percent being occupants of other vehicles and 14 percent being pedestrians, motorcyclists,…

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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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