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K. Lindsay Rakers

Want Safe Roads? Talk to Your U.S. Senator TODAY!

Some of our U.S. Senators, lead by Mitch McConnell, are trying to chip away at our safety laws aimed at truck drivers and trucking companies.  We all drive on our community roads and highways.  If trucking companies are not properly […]

K. Lindsay Rakers

More Required Trucker Hours = More Truck Crashes

Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) is trying to put our communities’ safety in jeopardy.  We have to act, and we have to act NOW. Every year, almost 4,000 people are killed and another 100,000 more are injured in truck crashes (tractor […]

K. Lindsay Rakers

Commercial Truck Drivers Face Reporting Deadline

By January 30, 2014, all CDL (commercial driver’s license) holders must tell their respective state licensing agency: the type of driving they perform; AND the status of their medical examiner’s certificate Truck drivers likely are receiving letters from their state […]

K. Lindsay Rakers

Distracted While Driving a Tractor Trailer

  Passenger cars have liquid brake systems (brake fluid) which   causes liquid to immediately dispense when the brakes are activated.  But did you know that tractor trailers (the big rigs, semis you see on the roadway) have braking systems […]

K. Lindsay Rakers

A Tractor Trailer Case Doesn't Require a Tractor Trailer!

Not all trucking accidents involve 18 wheelers. The Federal Motor Carrier Regulations (FMCSR) state that any accident involving a vehicle weighing more than 10,001 pounds may be treated as a…

K. Lindsay Rakers

Safety Risks of Officers Extends Past Criminal Action

The tragic death of Illinois State Trooper Kyle Deatherage reminds us all that our local police officers put their lives on the line daily. His family has recently released a statement. When…

K. Lindsay Rakers

Tractor Trailer Accidents – Too Few Good Drivers?

Tractor trailers are a major factor in highway safety. There are about 11 million of them that travel on our highways, logging an impressive 288 BILLION miles a year. And with such a large number…

K. Lindsay Rakers

Real Time Tracking Devices – Would They Make Our Highways Safer?

Driver fatigue is a major contributor to highway traffic accidents and among some of the most affected individuals are truck drivers. Long-haul routes and trucking logs often put…

K. Lindsay Rakers

Truck Driver Medical Examinations Must Now Be Completed By A Certified Professional

I have several clients that were severely injured tractor trailer crashes. I find it disturbing that on more than one occasion, I have learned that the negligent truck driver shouldn't…

K. Lindsay Rakers

Regulations Are in Place for Semi-Truck Drivers for a Reason

As a Missouri and Illinois truck accident attorney, I know there are many things that must be considered in a post-crash investigation. More often than not, the insurance carrier for the truck…