Tim Sullivan gave a talk entitled "To Download or Not to Download" at the Trucking Industry Defense Association "Beyond the Basics" seminar in Memphis, Tennessee on October 11, 2006. The seminar was designed as a refresher course for experienced transportation defense lawyers and focused primarily on the numerous devices which record electronic data on commercial vehicles and the use of that data in defending trucking claims. In Tim's presentation he discussed the decision-making process a trucking company should utilize in determining whether to download electronic data from the vehicle following an accident, the risks of failing to download, and the practical considerations such as when to download and by whom to have it performed. TIDA member Doug Rennie of Cincinnati, Ohio discussed current event data recording technology and its use in preparation of drivers for their deposition. The seminar, which also included discussions by an engineer and a transportation safety expert, was chaired by TIDA member Jim Dill of Lafayette, Louisiana.
If you would like a copy of the presentation, or have questions about electronic data you would like to discuss, contact Tim Sullivan