Articles by Andrew R. Young

Advocating for Highway Safety – Truck Accident Litigation

by Andrew R. Young | September 18th, 2012

As the Chairman of Ohio’s Trucking Litigation Section of the Ohio Association for Justice, I put together an all-day Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar entitled, “Advocating for Highway Safety – Truck Accident Litigation.”   As the Moderator for the seminar, I was able to assemble some of our country’s finest national truck crash litigation attorneys.   The […]

Super Bowl of Truck Safety Crowns Grand Champion

by Andrew R. Young | August 29th, 2012

In the trucking industry, the 2012 American Trucking Association (ATA)  National Truck Driving Championship (NTDC) is referred to as the “Super Bowl of Safety.”  The Attorneys at Nurenberg Paris wish to congratulate this year’s Grand Champion, Don Logan, driver for FedEx Freight out of Topeka, Kansas.  Congratulations to all driver participants and companies that encourage […]

Truck Drivers Compete for National Title in Safety and Driving Skills Competition

by Andrew R. Young | August 20th, 2012

Truck Drivers from each of the fifty (50) states, U.S. Territories, Canada, and Mexico converged last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota to compete in the National Truck Driving Championship. To qualify and compete, drivers must showcase their knowledge and skills by placing first in their home-State or Regional competition.  More importantly, competitors are required to be […]

Andy Young Has Been Invited to Share Knowledge about Trucking Cases with Peers

by Andrew R. Young | July 3rd, 2012

Earlier this year, Andy Young was invited to write an article to be published in the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA) professional news journal, CATA News.   CATA, founded in 1959, is a dedicated group of lawyers representing injured victims throughout the Greater Cleveland area.  The organization’s  purpose is to help “trial lawyers better represent […]

Driving Tips for Safely Sharing the Road with Large Trucks

by Andrew R. Young | June 15th, 2012

A large commercial motor vehicle can weigh up to 80,000 pounds.  An accident with one of these heavy trucks can be life changing.  To avoid an accident, licensed drivers must understand how best to share the road with these large vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a “Share the Road Safely Program.”   This […]

Ohio Truck Drivers Recognized For Safe Driving Records And For Being Heroes Of The Highway

by Andrew R. Young | February 20th, 2012

Earlier this month, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) announced the recipients for OOIDA’s Safe Driving Award program.  This program recognizes drivers for safe, accident-free years while operating a commercial vehicle.   Four (4) of the twelve (12) Safe Driving Award recipients are from Ohio.  Our law firm would like to join OOIDA in recognizing Ohio’s […]

Truck Driver Sleep Apnea Debate Receives Shot Of Espresso

by Andrew R. Young | February 13th, 2012

Improving Driver Fitness and preventing Fatigued Driving continue to be priorities for safety advocates.  Now that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has made recent changes to its Hours of Service (HOS) rules, regulators are shifting their attention to truck driver sleep apnea.  While the FMCSA does not currently have sleep apnea regulations, the […]

Turnpike Fatality – Trucking Association And Others Oppose Speed Limit Increases

by Andrew R. Young | January 31st, 2012

According to Mr. Davis and members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, greater speed results in more injuries and fatalities.

Fatigued Driving Issue Is Wide Awake – Debating The New Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Rule

by Andrew R. Young | January 20th, 2012

Just as debate heats up on the complicated New Hours-of-Service (HOS) Rule, a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel is imprisoned five (5) years for causing a fatal crash on the Ohio Turnpike.  Preventing fatigued driving continues to be a priority for both the truck industry and regulatory safety advocates.  But solving the […]

A Commitment to Semi-Truck Maintenance Saves the Life of the Truck and Life on the Highway

by Andrew R. Young | January 7th, 2012

Credit goes out to Land Line Magazine’s author Jeff Barker for his article featuring OOIDA Member Ray Kennealy for owning a Freightliner that he has driven for over 18 years.  During that time he has logged more than 3.1 million miles with the same rig.  Mr. Kennealy’s secret is a commitment to maintenance that includes […]