Recent Horrific Crash Highlights Dramatic Increase in Transportation Settlement Costs

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Recent Horrific Crash Highlights Dramatic Increase in Transportation Settlement Costs

Yet another fatal and tragic trucking incident has brought into focus the staggering settlement costs growing increasingly common in industry litigation. Five nursing students from Georgia Southern University died in a recent tractor-trailer incident that has the country and the industry asking a lot of questions, not least of which is how settlement costs could

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FAST Act Updates: CSA Scores & Intermodal Projects

The FAST Act has brought about a number of significant changes in the transportation industry. Two specific issues have recently surfaced regarding implementation and funding. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke on the proposed multimodal freight connectivity system known as FASTLANE. Approximately $4.5 billion has been allocated through 2020, with $800 million allocated for this year.

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Congressional Legislation on 34 Hour Restart, Speed Limiters…

The United States senate has passed a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill that could redefine some important aspects of Hours of Service and equipment regulations. These include weekly hours worked prior to required rest breaks, DOT rules on implementing speed limiters nationwide, and revised government spending on transportation infrastructure. In addition, the bill prevents state

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Tread Compliance Comes into Focus in CVSA Inspections

Sufficient tread depth will be the primary emphasis of the upcoming CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) annual RoadCheck on June 7-9. NHTSA officials have identified a number of reasons for the growing importance of this safety practice, including increased axle loads, increased speed limits, and increased power unit uptime, among others. Inspections and out-of-service orders

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Senate Transportation Bill Would Advance Implementation of Speed Limiters

A Senate transportation funding bill to come in fiscal year 2017 would require the DOT (Department of Transportation) to promptly set forth a proposed rule on commercial power unit speed limiters.  Many consider the safety-oriented and environmentally friendly changes overdue, while others consider them yet another overreach in government regulatory activity. Yet support in the

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Transportation Regulatory Updates: MAP-21, FAST Act, CSA Data, and GHG Emissions

Several potentially significant transportation regulatory items have recently surfaced in the news causing much discussion and preparation for motor carriers across the country. These include: CSA raw data once again available to public Highway safety improvement reporting requirement for states removed High risk rural roads provision removed Greenhouse gas regulatory documents released EPA & NHTSA

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Trucking Webinar: ELD Final Rule Published – Overview & Impact

Interstate Motor Carriers and Sentry Insurance offer this complimentary, on-demand web seminar to learn how the new ELD Final Rule will impact your transportation business. Subject matter expert Daniel Grant, Director of Safety Services at Sentry Insurance, provides an overview of the ELD mandate, including compliance requirements and implementation timelines. Mr. Grant also discusses how the

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Webinar: ELD Final Rule Published – Overview & Impact

Interstate Motor Carriers and Sentry Insurance invite you to a complimentary, educational web seminar to learn how the new ELD Final Rule will impact your transportation business. Subject matter expert speaker Daniel Grant, Director of Safety Services at Sentry Insurance, will provide an overview of the ELD mandate, including compliance requirements and implementation timelines. Mr.

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