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…

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…