As a truck accident attorney, I whole-heartedly support Senator Dick Durbin’s call for an in-depth federal investigation into whether trucking companies routinely break safety laws and cause serious accidents. In the wake of the deadly truck crash on I-88, Sen. Durbin has shone a light on the crash to demand a trucking industry investigation over his serious concerns about its safety record.
I-88 Crash Sparks Demand for Trucking Industry Investigation
As reported by ABC News, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin has expressed serious concerns about the safety of the trucking industry. The initial investigation into the fatal I-88 crash indicates that the truck driver who caused the crash may have committed serious violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations’ rules and regulations.
Log Books Tell A Tale of Fatigue
As I have written previously, a truck driver’s logbook can prove pivotal in a truck accident investigation. Experienced truck accident attorneys know that the key to locating driver fatigue is in the log books. At first glance, this immediate case seems all too failure – a truck driver and trucking company cutting safety corners to make more money.
Committed to Safety
The blatant violations of safety rules that are surfacing in this most recent crash need to stop. I applaud the US Department of Transportation for its work to improve truck and bus safety. I encourage the DOT to work to do even more. As a member of the National Advisory Board of APITLA, I shall certainly continue to press for improvements to in safety education and legislation. Now more than ever, we need a well-funded, comprehensive trucking industry investigation to make our roads safer.
In response to Senator Durbin’s call, my fellow truck accident lawyers and I are pledging to continue our efforts to raise awareness about this issue and to work for stronger legislation and closer federal oversight of the trucking industry.