US Legal Lawyer Representation Service

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J. Snow's Comment
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in orientation today at Swift they gave us the option of opting in for this service via a weekly $7 payroll deduction. Does anyone have any experience with them or advice?

Papa Bird's Comment
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Not working for swift, so i dont have a clue who you are talking about, because you never mentioned there name.

J. Snow's Comment
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US Legal is their name. It's in the thread title.

J. Snow's Comment
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Mr. Smith's Comment
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They offered it to us yesterday... Lol.

I dont know anything abou them.

Errol V.'s Comment
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The rate comes out to a dollar a week. For $52/year, I'd rather have the comfort of legal representation, whether I need it or not. (Like that extended warranty they push on you for your car - if you need it you're glad you bought in.)

J. Snow's Comment
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It's actually $7.61/wk. I went ahead and signed up for it.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I just looked through the policy. Their main thing is they will represent you for moving violations. A copy of part:

Legal representation for any non-criminal moving traffic violation including but not limited to speeding, reckless driving, etc. issued to the Policyholder by any Municipal, County, Parish or State Law Enforcement Officer. The Participating or Network Attorney will represent the Policyholder in court and through trial, if necessary, in Municipal, State and Provincial courts in the continental United States and Canada.

The Participating or Network Attorney provided to You will be located in the jurisdiction where You received the citation

The second line means you should not have to go back to Deming, New Mexico, to appear in court.


The covered Policyholder will be provided legal representation for Non-Moving and DOT violations occurring after the effective date of this Agreement including, but not limited to: Expired inspection sticker, Hazardous material, Load spillage, Logbook , No medical card, No motor carrier authority, No fuel stamp, No permit, No placard, Overheight, Overlength, Overweight

These are DOT violations. You might want to blame the company for the missing permits or whatever, but guess who drove the truck out onto public roads?


A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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