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SJB Earns Massive $11.5M Bad Faith Judgment for Client

The District Court of Riley County, Kansas, issued a ruling today enforcing an $11,588,548 judgment against insurance carrier USAIG for its negligence and bad faith in handling a claim against its insured pilot following a …

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FMCSA Creates “Our Roads, Our Safety” Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created a program called Our Roads, Our Safety to increase public awareness of the techniques necessary to safely operate a vehicle when in the presence of large trucks …

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Tips for Summer

In a recent press release, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) encouraged drivers to ensure the safety of their summer trips by preparing their vehicles in advance (U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

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House Passes Bill Limiting State Restrictions on Truck Drivers

The United States House of Representatives recently passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that includes an amendment that restricts a state’s ability to set its own rules on meal breaks and other shifts …

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FMCSA Promotes Safe Driving Near Large Trucks and Buses

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has provided a list of safety tips for motorists when they encounter tractor-trailers and buses (Tips for Driving Safely Around Large Trucks or Buses).  Because of their enormous …

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FMCSA Safety Tip: Following Too Closely

According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) commissioned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), five percent of tractor-trailer accidents occur because the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver is following too closely …

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I-70 Tractor-Trailer Crash Kills Five

A tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 70 near Bonner Springs, Kansas, killed five people (http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article161523468.html). The victims were stopped in a work zone when a tractor-trailer rear-ended the cars at the back of the line. Highway …

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MoDOT Promotes Buckle Up/Phone Down Day

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety are challenging everyone in the state to wear their seat belts and put down their phones when driving.  Friday, October 20, 2017, …

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Operation Safe Driver Week Features Increased Traffic Enforcement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is currently promoting Operation Safe Driver Week (October 15-21, 2017), during which law enforcement agencies throughout the country, including Missouri, are engaging in increased traffic safety enforcement and educational …

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Lane Departure and Blind Spot Technology Prevent Accidents

New research from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that lane departure warning and blind spot detection technology are preventing accidents on American highways (Lane departure warning, blind spot detection help drivers avoid …

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