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Holding a commercial vehicle operator accountable for mechanical failures

In our last post on commercial vehicle accidents, we began discussing the issue involving sudden mechanical failures. Like other negligence cases, personal injury lawsuits involving equipment failures on commercial vehicles require a showing of negligence. The basic elements of a negligence case are: duty, breach, causation and harm, and providing adequate evidence to support each element can be a challenge.

Suspension of truck safety rule highlights problem of trucker fatigue

Trucking safety has been a big topic in recent months, and a recent decision by the Federal Motor Safety Administration brought the issue even more into public light. In mid-December, the agency suspended a federal safety rule which required truckers to take narrowly defined safety breaks. The measure is known as the 34-hour restart provision.

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