Drivers Fail to Meet Qualification Requirements

Drivers Fail to Meet Qualification Requirements, Resulting in Trucking Company Shut Down
Pope and Howard, P.C. in Atlanta Handles Cases Involving Trucking Accidents Due to Negligence

The federal government forced Southern Transportation Inc., an Atlanta trucking company, to shut down recently, after learning drivers failed to meet qualification requirements. According to an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Southern Transportation Inc. stopped cooperating with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which resulted in an order to cease operations.

Southern Transportation Inc. had the following infractions:

  • The Atlanta trucking company failed to release copies of company safety records to the FMCSA.
  • Southern Transportation Inc. also did not ensure employees comply with drivers’ qualification requirements.

Pope and Howard, P.C. is an Atlanta law firm specializing in trucking accident cases. This firm is unique because its partners, Geoff Pope and Marc Howard, have spent time defending both trucking companies and victims of trucking accidents.

When trucking companies fail to follow safeguards in place at the national level, then accidents can occur. Driver fatigue, defective equipment and unqualified drivers are three common causes of trucking and tractor trailer accidents.

Southern Transportation Inc. is at risk for causing serious accidents when it fails to comply with important safeguards to prevent such accidents. The team at Atlanta law firm Pope and Howard, P.C. want you to know that they are here for you if you need help following a debilitating trucking accident. Please call or e-mail us today with information about your case, and we will follow up with you as quickly as possible.

Related Articles

What to Do With Your Medical Bills After a Catastrophic Truck Accident

Georgia Interstate Truck Accident Attorneys

What to Do If a Truck Forces You Off the Road

Why Experience Matters in a Truck Accident Lawsuit

When a Car or Truck Accident Results in Paralysis

How Speeding Truck Drivers Put Others on the Road at Risk

What to Do If You’re in an Accident with a Commercial Truck

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart After Truck Accident

Negligent Truck Driver Responsible for Deadly New Jersey Crash

Truck Drivers Texting While Driving

Dealing with a Tractor Trailer Accident

New Truck Monitoring Technology is Invasive, Yet Safe

Are Trucking Companies Really Worried About “True Safety”?

Truck Underride Collisions

Stay Safe While Sharing the Road with Tractor Trailers

Common Causes of Tractor Trailer Accidents

Recovering from a Tractor-Trailer Accident

Woman Survives Near-Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident on Bay Bridge

Truck Accidents on Summer Road Trips

Tractor Trailer Driver Killed in Crash on Scenic Highway

Is Your Local Nursing Home Taking MRSA Precautions?

Birth Injury: Failing to Perform a C-Section in a Timely Manner

How Do You Prove Wrongful Death in Georgia?

How to Prevent Hydroplaning During Heavy Downpours in Atlanta

Cement Truck Accident Lawyers in Atlanta, GA

Drawbacks of Relying on Blind Spot Monitors in New Cars

The 4 Ds of Negligence in Medical Malpractice Claims

Nursing Home Negligence in Georgia – Understaffing in Nursing Homes

How Lane Splitting Can Lead to Catastrophic Car Accidents

Failure to Address Signs of a Stroke in Medical Malpractice Cases

Accidental Puncture and Laceration Medical Malpractice

Placental Abruption Birth Injury Lawsuits

Birth Injury: Improper Monitoring and Delay in Delivery

Common Spinal Cord Injuries Following a Car Accident

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Cancer Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice in Atlanta, GA

Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension Birth Injuries

How to Avoid Danger Zones Around Semi-Trucks

How Fault is Determined in Georgia Car Crashes

Common Medications Linked to Birth Defects

Contact Us

Have a Question?