Archive | March, 2013

‘Underride Guards’ On Big Trucks Save Lives

March 16, 2013

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New evidence that those “underride guards” that have been on the back of 18 wheelers for about a decade now can save lives, in some crashes. But, a new round of crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety show that there is room for improvement. “The latest round of testing shows, yeah, they […]

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Avoiding Apportionment of Fault to Nonparties in Georgia Trucking Cases

March 11, 2013

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Georgia abolished joint and several liability in the latest wave of “tort reform” in 2005. Juries are allowed to apportion fault among defendants and non-parties in all tort cases. A defendant is allowed to give “notice not later than 120 days prior to the date of trial that a nonparty was wholly or partially at […]

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What is the Safety Management Cycle?

March 7, 2013

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The Safety Management Cycle (SMC) is the signature tool behind the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) investigative process. FMCSA designed the SMC to help Safety Investigators (SIs) and motor carriers improve safety by identifying and correcting safety performance and compliance issues. How Is the Safety Management Cycle Used? The SMC provides SIs and motor […]

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