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...

The Chamber of Commerce Is Lying About Our Legal System (Again)

Last fall, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform (the organization's tort reform propaganda arm) released a shocking report, Tort Liability Costs for Small Businesses, claiming that our court system costs the average person upwards of $3,000 annually, due to injury and other damages claims. The report also claims that these costs fall...

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...

What are Reporters Missing About the 6 x Fatal 133-Car- Pile-Up in Fort Worth, TX

To say that the Thursday, February 11, 2021 133-car-pile-up on I-35W in Fort Worth, Texas received a lot of media coverage is an understatement. Hundreds of articles and dozens of videos of the incident litter the internet. We know that the following people died in the crash: Aaron Luke Watson, 45, Fort Worth, TXTiffany Louann...

One Danger to Police Officers Will Continue Until We Hold Bars Accountable

Mention police officers and drunk drivers in the same sentence, and I'll bet most people will assume that you're talking about the role that police play catching drunk drivers and protecting the public. What many people never consider is the threat that drunk drivers pose to the police. Given that the hours when most police...

Why Do West Texas Oilfield Companies Keep Hiring Dangerous Truck Drivers?

"How do we bring the number of Texas oilfield trucking fatalities down?" Media outlets raise issues such as speed limits, road maintenance, and truck upkeep, which all play a role in the problem: What no one wants to discuss is that the biggest factor in whether an 18-wheeler causes a deadly crash is the quality of the truck's driver.

It’s 2020: Why Doesn’t Texas Require Bars to Carry Liquor Liability Insurance?

Texas lawmakers and the public have to make a choice. Drunk driving accidents not only kill and maim, but they leave tremendous financial devastation in their wake. As a community, we must decide who bears that cost. Should drunk drivers and lawbreaking bars pay or victims and the general public? The answer seems obvious to me.