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FMCSA Shuts Down Colorado Trucking Company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration takes recently forced Aurora, Colorado-based trucking company, Sorbon Transport, to shut down after deeming it an imminent hazard to public safety. According to the department, a recent federal investigation revealed major safety and maintenance violations at the trucking company. The FMCSA found that Sorbon has “no effective maintenance program” and …

The OP-1 and MCS-150 forms in truck accident cases

OP-1 is a form motor carriers use to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for operating authority. MCS- 150 is form to register for a USDOT number. Many companies will have filled out both forms. If you are an attorney handling a tractor trailer collision case, make sure you send a Freedom …

One Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash near Dearfield, CO

A tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle were involved in a two-vehicle crash in Weld County, Col., on Saturday, March 10, that left one person severely injured. According to the Denver Post, the two vehicles were traveling on U.S. 34 near Dearfield when the accident occurred. The driver of the passenger vehicle was transported by …

Tanker Truck Crash Causes Fuel Spill Near Eagle, CO

An SUV and a tanker truck collided just east of Eagle, Colorado, on Thursday, March 8, spilling 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel across Interstate 70. According the Vail Daily, the SUV was attempting to pass the tanker when the accident occurred. The tanker truck rolled onto its side and was punctured, releasing diesel fuel and …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

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