Figures published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in late 2018 show deaths from large truck crashes in 2017 reached their highest level in nearly three decades.

That means chances are, sooner or later, one of the worst things that can happen to a trucking company with eventually happen. The phone rings with someone telling you one of your trucks has been in a crash, perhaps even a deadly one.

Whether or not your driver is at fault, a crash usually means one thing – you can expect an expensive and lengthy legal battle. The good news is you can prepare before the next crash happens, by hiring the right drivers. The bad news is the price is steep when you fail to plan.

Watch the free PrePass webinar, “Defensible Drivers: Reducing Legal Risks,” as trucking defense attorney Doug Marcello explains how to establish a trucking company legal defense for claims you know are coming after a crash.

In this one-hour webinar you will also learn:

  • Steps to reduce your legal exposure and expenses when the next crash happens.
  • How to establish the best legal defense possible for claims against negligent hiring, training and supervision.
  • What evidence to present in a defense before an accident and developing a process to gather it afterwards.
  • Strategies that can ultimately result in better and safer drivers, reducing your fleets crash risk.

Marcello also shows you how to develop a plan for accident response, the basis of claims that can be made against you and your company, and how judgements against carriers can get very expensive.

Doug Marcello is with the law firm of Marcello and Kivisto LLC, who represents trucking clients across the country. He was recently named to the Research Advisory Committee of the American Transportation Research Institute and is the 2018 recipient of the Leadership Award of the ATA Safety Council. He is a member of numerous trucking organizations and serves on the Board of Overseers of the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law.

This is the one webinar you don’t want to miss. Watch now.

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