Electronic Semi Trucks and Related Commercial Vehicles Appear Imminent Based on Production Status and Finalized Regulations

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Electric vehicles (“EVs”) are rapidly growing in popularity all over the world. The International Energy Agency has an annual report that tracks EV sales and global statistics, and the most recent report found that EV “registrations increased by 41% in 2020, despite the pandemic-related worldwide downturn in car sales in which global car sales dropped 16%.”
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Federal “Safety Blitz” Across 12 States Aimed to Improve Enforcement of Safety Regulations

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The main federal agency that oversees regulations of semi trucks and heavy commercial vehicles, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”), is conducting a 3-day “safety blitz” across 12 states from August 3rd to August 5th. The safety blitz is part of the “SafeDRIVE” effort that helps state and federal organizations work together to conduct
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What are the restrictions for Truck Drivers in Winter Weather?

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The recent winter vortex has brought hazardous weather across the United States. From power outages in Texas to a negative 30 degree windchill across the Midwest, the extreme temperatures created serious safety hazards. In addition to the dangerous temperatures, winter storms also brought snow and ice that covered major interstates and highways. There seemed to
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The Country Lawyer and the DMV

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This Country Lawyer is not used to waiting for much of anything. Rural Kansas is not big on lines but Covid has put a bit of a kink in things. I found myself at the end of a long line to register that new motorcycle that showed up in my garage. On folding chairs six
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Judges – Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

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A Western Kansas Judge will see a lot of humanity over the course of a day. They may handle a divorce, set the bond hearing in a drug case, try to figure out a boundary dispute and then end the day by officiating a wedding in the Courthouse. It is hard to be a good
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