Why Is a Trucking Magazine Bragging About Poor Out-of-Service Rates?

Perhaps there isn't a stranger sight than someone bragging about mediocrity. That's what an author in Land Line Magazine did recently, when discussing the results of International Roadcheck 2021. For those unfamiliar with International Roadcheck, it's a coordinated enforcement effort between officials in the United States, Mexico, and Canada to ensure that the commercial trucks...

Can We Retire the Myth of the Truck Driver Shortage?

Have you heard that a shortage of truck drivers exists and it's only getting worse? According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the American trucking industry finds itself in need of 61,000 drivers. To make matters worse, within 7 years, that number could balloon into hundreds of thousands of truck drivers short of what the...

Is There a Downside to Record Alcohol Sales in Texas?

In May 2021, Texas bars, restaurants, and other licensed alcohol vendors sold $742,884,835 worth of beer, wine, and spirits. This eclipsed the previous record of $722 million in monthly sales from March 2019. Coupled with near-record sales in April 2021 ($689 million, the third-highest monthly sales on record), it certainly appears that Texas drank away...

TXDOT Report Shows the Fallibility of Experts

I'm not in the business of making mountains out of molehills. However, there are times when I read something that exemplifies many larger trends, and this is one of them. Not a day goes by, where someone (usually in a position of authority) laments that people don't trust experts (people like them) like they used...

What Are the 5 Deadliest States for Truck Drivers?

While many people worry about the dangers that tractor-trailers pose to them on the highway, few consider that they aren't the only ones at risk in accidents with large vehicles. In fact, nearly 700 truckers die every year on our nation's highways. This makes driving commercial trucks one of the more dangerous occupations in the...

What Is the Average Settlement for Traumatic Brain Injury in Texas?

A traumatic brain injury can cause life-altering and permanent disabilities. Often, the full impact of TBI isn't felt until months or years later. If you've suffered a TBI due to the negligent actions of someone else in Texas, you have every right to pursue the biggest monetary settlement possible. Unfortunately – and despite what you...

Q&A: Traumatic Brain Injury Truck Accident Case Resolution with Attorney Michael Grossman

Over the last 30 years, the science of brain injuries, particularly concussions, advanced tremendously. In prior generations, a person may have "had their bell rung" and been told to "tough it up," but now we know that even "minor" brain injuries have serious consequences. I sat down with award-winning truck accident injury attorney Michael Grossman...

Semi-Autonomous Truck Convoys Appear Unnecessarily Dangerous at First Glance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made headlines at its recent Analysis, Research, and Technology Forum. The trucking industry regulator rattled many in the trucking industry with its aggressive forecast for driverless commercial vehicles deployment. Most of the hoopla surrounded FMCSA's projection that fully autonomous trucks will hit the road sometime around 2030. Even...

FMCSA Rule Suspension Doesn’t Mean that Hours of Service Rules Are Pointless

A couple of years ago, attorney Michael Grossman wrote about the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate implementation. As you can imagine, there were heated comments from a diverse group of truck drivers, with a range of opinions about the ELD mandate, and ELDs in general. Michael appreciates that people still take the time to respond...

Grossman Law Offices Congratulates the Winner of the 1st Annual GLO Scholarship Essay Contest

Recently, Grossman Law Offices announced a scholarship essay contest, which was open to graduating high school seniors and college students. We asked young scholars to submit their plan to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents on Texas highways. After reviewing nearly 100 submissions, we are proud to announce that the winner of the $1,500...