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Morgan Adams Selected as 2015 MidSouth SuperLawyer for Truck Accident Litigation

Posted in Uncategorized
I am pleased to announce that I┬áhave once again been selected to the 2015 MidSouth Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained… Continue Reading

MAP-21 Change: Companies MUST Prevent Bad Truck Drivers from Driving

Posted in Safety
MAP-21 made significant changes in the trucking industry regulatory scheme. One change is that Section 32307 of MAP-21 was amended to prohibit employers from allowing employees to drive when the employer knows or should reasonably know that the the driver is disqualified,or when the employee’s driver’s license was suspended, revoked, or canceled. This final rule, issued October 1,… Continue Reading

Sleep Apnea Trucker’s Bill to President

Posted in Sleep Apnea
Congress, despite a government shutdown, has a sleep apnea bill ready for the President’s signature. While the trucking industry estimates that “the impact of screening, diagnosis, and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea could exceed $1 billion annually.” The industry failed to mention that $1 billion annually is a bargain compared to the death, carnage, and destruction… Continue Reading

Spoliation Letter Updated – Version 5

Posted in Spoliation
 Every so often I need to revise and update my standard spoliation letter (a letter telling the trucking company to save evidence that shows who is, and is not, at fault for a wreck). In part because of changes in the trucking industry, in part because it can always be made better.   In this latest update… Continue Reading

Qualcomm Sells Omnitracs Trucking Division to Vista Equity Partners

Posted in Legal Issues
Semiconductor technology firm Qualcomm Inc. said it has sold its transportation and logistics business, Omnitracs, to Vista Equity Partners for $800 million. This includes the Commercial Motor Vehicle tracking or "telematics" systems.   The acquisition by Vista Equity Partners will include all Omnitracs operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America as well as… Continue Reading

MAP 21 Changes Trucking

Posted in Legal Issues
MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141), was signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012. It is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005. It sets highway safety as a national goal.  The changes brought about by MAP-21 are extensive and impact almost every area… Continue Reading

Fat Truck Drivers More Likely to Kill – Study Says 54% More Likely to Crash in First Two Years

Posted in Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has long been know to be a problem in the trucking industry. A recent study confirms overweight drivers are more likely to be involved in a crash, 54% more likely than other drivers! The researchers stated that OSA is most likely the cause of the increased crash risk.   Drivers who have OSA fail to get… Continue Reading

Morgan Adams Named 2012 SuperLawyer for Personal Injury

Posted in Hiring A Truck Accident Lawyer
Morgan Adams is selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for 2012. Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters publication) is a listing of outstanding lawyers in the Mid-South including lawyers from Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Super Lawyers has an extensive election process that involves peer nominations, evaluations and third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 points that… Continue Reading

Brain Changes Result in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury from Single Impact – Journal of Neurotrauma Study

Posted in Brain (TBI) and Spine Injuries
One of the frequent consequences of a truck wreck, when there are survivors, is a brain injury. As a result I have been very active in learning all I can about this frequently invisible, and incredibly devastating, injury. One of my friends, Randy Rozek in Wisconsin, recently brought an article to my attention and I wanted to make sure you had… Continue Reading

Does CSA Make the Roads Safer? Evidence Says Yes According to FMCSA

Posted in Safety
 On July 11, 2012, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator Bill Bronrott testified about the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program before the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Small Business. Deputy Bronrott’s written testimony discusses CSA’s safety benefits and its impact on small businesses, and is posted on FMCSA’s Website. Some of the… Continue Reading

Truck Driver Shortage to Reach 500,000 in 2013!

Posted in Driver Problems
Right after I blogged on the Wall Street Journal article here, I received a copy of the industry trade magazine Transportation Topics  (Transportation Topics, 2012 Top 100 For Hire Carriers, p A3) that reported industry economist Noel Perry, at FTR Associates, stated that the trucking industry was going to be short 500,000 drivers in 2013! Today’s shortage of… Continue Reading