ARLINGTON, Va., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced Drivers Legal Plan, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of truck drivers and the interests of trucking companies, has renewed as an ATA Featured Product provider.
"Motor carriers understand that professional truck drivers need legal protection, and it's in the best interest of carriers to take every available measure to protect drivers from unnecessary legal proceedings," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "We all want what's best for our drivers and providing legal protection is an added benefit that helps truck drivers - but it can also improve a company's retention rate."
Drivers Legal Plan's legal representation is dedicated to the defense of a driver's record and a motor carrier's safety profile and rating. Since the advent of the CDL, the firm has handled over 350,000 cases in essentially every jurisdiction in the country. According to Drivers Legal Plan, they maintain a one-of-a-kind database of cases involving moving or non-moving violations, citations and accidents, and is one of the largest filers of DataQ challenges in the country.
"We have supported the trucking industry for 25 years and are proud to further show our support through involvement with the ATA Featured Product program," said Brad Klepper, executive vice president and general counsel at Drivers Legal Plan. "Stepped up enforcement activity and the need to retain safe drivers has made taking proactive steps to promptly address safety issues more critical for drivers and trucking companies, and we fully support those initiatives as long as drivers receive fair and uniform treatment in all jurisdictions. As an ATA Featured Product provider, Drivers Legal Plan is enabling drivers to protect their most important asset – the ability to earn a living."
To learn more about the ATA Featured Product program, visit www.atabusinesssolutions.com or call 866-821-3468.
Founded in 1991 by trucking company executives, Oklahoma City-based Drivers Legal Plan is a national law firm offering the highest quality legal representation available to truck drivers in the 48 continental U.S. states. The firm provides affordable legal protection against violations and citations that can have a detrimental effect on a driver's CDL record and a motor carrier's safety profile and rating. Dedicated entirely to defending truck drivers, Drivers Legal Plan currently represents truck drivers at hundreds of trucking companies. Drivers Legal Plan is affiliated with the American Trucking Associations, the Truckload Carriers Association and endorsed by a number of state trucking associations. For more information, visit www.driverslegalplan.com.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward.
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