law

Clear the cache: Managing truck, device data effectively to assist in, prevent litigation

Audio and more from attorney Rob Moseley: Failure to manage data routinely could lead to situations not at all uncommon that put the trucker at a distinct disadvantage when accused of fault after a crash.

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It’s not quite the Maxim ad, but …

A Nashville city bus or two or three has been wrapped with an ad from Bart Durham, the local ambulance chaser, highlighting ... I bet you can guess what.

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If the home is a castle, what about the truck?

So-called "castle law" explored.

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Author: ‘U.S. law in need of simplification, basic human empathy’

"Overhaul and simplify the law to release the energy and passion of Americans so that we can begin to address the challenges of our society." --Philip K. Howard, from a 2010 talk that rings with messages directly applicable to trucking

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Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law has been violated.

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Team driver to law enforcement: ‘Don’t wake me up’

This letter from reader Martin Hill calls for state/federal law enforcement and inspection staff to cease practice of forcing sleeping codrivers awake for nothing more than an I.D. check.

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Trials for terrorism

A majority of readers continue to favor military tribunals as the most appropriate venues for trying terrorism suspects.

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LETTER: Shippers ultimately responsible for payments

Denver-based independent Tom Koller spells out a court case that placed ultimately responsibility for freight payment on shippers.

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