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Finding the Missing Truth

A trucker rear-ends a car at 50 mph in broad daylight on a nearly deserted Interstate highway, killing a 10-year-old child and injuring others in the car. Slam-dunk win for the plaintiff, right?

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Does ADA Mean You Have to Let Alcoholics Drive Trucks?

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) really require motor carriers to allow alcoholics to drive trucks? Deborah Lockridge shares some insight from a transportation attorney in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Attorneys: Don't Restructure Yet Based on Graves Amendment Case

Although a recent court decision appears to strike a blow to fleet corporate structures where a separate company owns the equipment and leases it to the motor carrier or driver/owner-operators, one trucking-specialist attorney's firm says don't start restructuring just yet.

Q&A: Bill Chamblee, Trucking Defense Attorney

Earlier this year, attorney Bill Chamblee successfully defended FFE Transportation in a $3.5 million lawsuit after an accident between a company truck and a police car. We spoke with him about trends he's seeing in the realm of legal issues affecting motor carriers.

Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring

Carriers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take steps to prevent high-risk individuals from driving their trucks. But an initiative of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may put a hamper on carriers’ efforts.

Accommodating Drivers' Religious Beliefs

Can you fire a driver who refuses to work on Sunday because of his religious beliefs? Better be careful -- such an action could violate the Civil Rights Act, according to transportation attorneys.