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Horse trailer legislation

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Senate is considering legislation to make double-decker transport of horses illegal. The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2013 bans transportation of horses in trailers with two or more levels, according to bill co-sponsor Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Co-sponsor Senator Kirk of Illinois (R) states that it …

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 …

FMCSA Shuts Down 26 East Coast Bus Operations

Citing violations such as hiring drivers who hadn’t received their commercial driver’s license, and employing drivers who didn’t pass drug and alcohol tests, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently idled 26 bus operations that serviced passengers  on Interstate 95 in the eastern United States. According to TruckingInfo.com, the FMCSA, in its largest crackdown ever, …

Man Injured when Van Collides with Dump Truck near Hebron, MD

A man driving a van was injured when his vehicle crashed with a Maryland State Highway Administration dump truck on Route 50 near Hebron, MD, on Monday, April 9. According to DelMarvaNow.com, the driver of the van was trapped in his vehicle until emergency crews could rescue him. He was taken to a nearby medical …

Six Injured When Semi Slams into School Bus in Sunderland, MD

A tractor trailer rear-ended a school bus in Sunderland, Maryland, on Monday, March 5, injuring six children, including one seriously. According to ABC2News.com, the FedEx tractor trailer crashed into the school bus at the intersection of Solomons Island and Pushtaw Station roads. Three people were taken to a nearby hospital, and another was flown to …

Tractor-Trailer Crash Spills Non-Hazardous Material onto Highway in Baltimore

A tractor-trailer crash in Baltimore spilled drums of non-hazardous water-based concrete additive onto Interstate 95 on Wednesday, Feb. 15. According to WBALTV.com, the truck was traveling the southbound lanes of I-95, approaching the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza when it flipped. The material in the 55-gallon drum it was hauling covered the elevated I-95 road …

Tractor-Trailer Involved in Fatal Crash in Maryland

A two-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV in Maryland left one person dead in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 16. The SUV carrying four people collided with the tractor-trailer in Gambrills, Maryland, according to Patch.com. One of the passengers of the SUV suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and two others escaped the vehicle …

Accident with Tractor-Trailer Claims Life of Maryland Woman

A tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle collided on Route 301 in Bowie, Maryland, killing the driver of the passenger vehicle, according to Patch.com. The accident occurred on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 9, when the woman’s Honda Accord crossed into the intersection of 301 and Governor’s Bridge Road. The flat-bed tractor-trailer, reportedly driving north on …

Truck Driver Cited After Tractor-Trailer, Train Collide in Maryland

ExploreCarroll.com reports that the driver of a tractor-trailer was ticketed for negligent driving and failing to stop at a railroad crossing after his truck was smashed by a train in suburban Baltimore Monday morning. The back end of Thomas E. Taylor’s tractor-trailer was crushed as he crossed a track on eastbound Hahn Road in Westminster. …

Semi Truck Accident in Davidsonville, Maryland

WJLA.com reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred on Tuesday, January 17 after 2:00am near the Anne Arundel County city of Davidsonville, Maryland. According to police, the driver of a car was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer and received critical injuries as a result of the accident. One other person was also injured in the …

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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