Trucking and Transportation

The American economy is fueled by transportation, primarily the trucking industry. Almost every product we purchase at the grocery store or at the mall arrived via truck and trailer.

At Waddell, Cole & Jones, we understand the transportation industry and routinely defend truckers, truck owners, trucking companies and their insurance companies. Our experience in transportation claims also includes railroad crossing accidents, FELA claims and cargo claims.

We know accidents can happen at any time, so our emergency response team is ready to go immediately, first inspecting the accident scene and then collecting the information necessary for a successful defense. From our office in Jonesboro, we can efficiently handle accidents on any of North Arkansas’ major roadways, including I–40, I–55, I–30 and I–540.

From the day an accident occurs, we work to aggressively defend our clients. When preparing a case, all aspects of trucking litigation are considered, including:

  • Accident reconstruction
  • Accident simulation
  • Retrieval of electronic data
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) regulations

As members of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, the Transportation Law Association and the International Association of Defense Counsel, our attorneys stay current on laws and regulations so that, if you need a successful trucking defense, we’re ready at a moment’s notice.


Paul D. Waddell


Kevin W. Cole


S. Shane Baker