You know how on a warm Sunday afternoon in June, when you get the spouse and kids outside on a picnic how the flies just seem to know you are there? You pick a place, get the food out and get ready to eat and BOOM, the flies just show up and want a bite of whatever you are eating.
I attended the Las Vegas Truck Show in June and a driver stopped me to ask a question. How does he go about correcting his Motor Vehicle Record where someone else’s tickets in California were showing up on his CDL? It turns out that the other driver has the same name and date of bi...
There have been many studies and surveys over the years by both the American Trucking Association and the Truckload Carriers Association looking at the cost of driver turnover. The studies have found companies spend on average more than $8,000 to replace each lost driver. It also costs the average d...
A recent $23.8 million dollar judgment against C.H.Robinson Worldwide in the Illinois case of Sperl v. C.H.Robinson is getting a lot of attention in the trucking industry. Many are seeing this huge award as a warning to the whole trucking industry. This case is based upon who controls th...
A group of us was setting around drinking coffee and we got into a discussion about whether or not we should hire a lawyer to fight our traffic ticket or just fight it yourself. I know you are a lawyer, but what should we really do?
Your friends are correct in that you are permitted in ou...
Good morning Jim,
I hope you get this and consider my suggestion. Frist of all I would like to thank you and your law firm for all your efforts the last 20 years or so you have protected my CDL from some of the bad citations I have been issued. I think you’ve done a great job over the ...
On August 14, 2012, things changed in the states governed by the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit which include Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The court found in United States v. Skinner (http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/12a0262p-06.pdf) tracking a cellphone ...
My 20 year old son-in-law was arrested for DUI but he doesn’t drink or do drugs. I know because he lives with me and thinks drugs and alcohol make people do stupid things and because his father died from alcohol abuse. He hopes to become a truck driver like me and go to work for my...
Q. You may have already covered this in an article I missed, but would like to suggest you write about Contributory Negligence in a future column. This is something we as truck drivers need to be made aware of so we can try to protect ourselves as much as possible.
I was involved in...
Another new law that will increase regulation of trucking is now in effect. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been sent to the Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) so they may write new regulations to increase ...