Scholarship fund benefits kids

The mission of Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. is to provide educational scholarships to the children of Georgia workers who have been seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Part of our mission at Collision Specialists is to give back to our community, so we’re delighted to support the L. Clifford Adams & E. Earl Mallard Memorial Scholarships Fund. … Read more…

Is Your Company Ready for the Next Lawsuit?

by John E. Harrison Since I retired from the motor carrier safety enforcement community in 2011, I’ve taken on the mission of crash analysis and regulatory compliance for the motor carrier industry. Immediately following retirement, I joined a highly reputable accident reconstruction firm. I went to them with a personal and professional goal to work on trucking defense cases so … Read more…

CSI adds new technology

Collision Specialists Inc. is pleased to announce the procurement of The Hyundai Event Data Recorder Kit. The kit will allow team members to access significant crash data stored in the airbag control module of model year 2013 and newer Hyundai vehicles. The airbags can store parameters such as Delta-V, speed, throttle, steering input, and brake application up to five seconds … Read more…

Georgia Drivers Chosen for America’s Road Team

Georgia is also the home of two new captains on America’s Road Team. John Lex, Wal-mart Transportation, and Herschel Evans, Holland, Inc., were chosen to be captains on the 2013-2015 Road Team – an achievement and honor that many strive for, but only a few can say they’ve held.   www.GMTA.org … Read more…

FMCSA Announces Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Appointments

Last week, FMCSA announced five new members of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC), including: Gary Catapano, senior vice president of safety, First Student, Inc. Bruce Hamilton, president, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1700 Robert Mills, police officer, Fort Worth (TX) Police Department Donald Osterberg, senior vice president of safety and security, Schneider National, Inc. Tami Friedrich Trakh, board member, … Read more…

Advanced Training for CSI Experts at Northwestern

Collision Specialists, Inc. (CSI) is proud to announce that two of its crash experts, Senior Accident Reconstructionist Shane Keller (right) and Commercial Vehicle Specialist John Harrison (left) recently completed a comprehensive class on Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (EDRs). The 40-hour course was offered by Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) at their main campus in Evanston, Illinois.  With thousands of former students … Read more…

Police Accident Reports Not Enough for Determining Fault

The president of Collision Specialists Inc., Jeffrey Kidd, spoke to a Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) recently regarding whether or not police accident reports are reliable in determining fault in trucking accidents. According to the accident reconstruction specialist, “[p]olice accident reports are not reliable enough to determine who’s at fault in truck crashes.” … Read more…

Truck Accidents and the Role of Police Reports

Panel Comments Underscore Complexity of Truck Accidents Patrick A. Salvi, a Chicago lawyer who represents victims of truck accidents, today echoed comments made this week by an accident reconstruction specialist who spoke to an advisory panel that is looking into the role police reports can play in assessing truck carriers’ fault in accidents. According to Truckinginfo.com, Jeffrey Kidd of Georgia spoke to … Read more…

Accident Reconstruction of Commercial Motor Vehicles

CSI President gives presentation in Washington DC Congratulations to Jeff Kidd, Collision Specialists, Inc., who spoke in Washington, DC for the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Commitee- Subcommittee on Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA). Washington and Jefferson Rooms, 2nd Floor 8:45 – 9:45 AM. Presentation: Accident Reconstruction of CMV. Great JOB! … Read more…