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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 …

Tractor Trailer Crash Injures Seven in Monroe, MI

Seven people, including three truck drivers, were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Monroe, Mich., on Friday, April 20. According to the Monroe News, one semi was traveling north on I-75 near Nadeau Road when it struck a tire and rim, swerved into the median wall, and rolled into southbound traffic. A …

Tractor Trailer Collides with Van in Harrison Twp., MI

A van struck a tractor trailer that suddenly slowed after the driver experienced trouble with its air brakes on Interstate 94 in suburban Detroit on Tuesday, April 10. According to WXYZ.com, both vehicles were traveling west on I-94 near Shook Road in Harrison Twp. when the van smashed into the back of the tractor trailer. …

Woman Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Girard Twp., MI

Two cars collided head-on on a rural, two-lane highway in southern Michigan, killing one woman and leaving a man in critical condition. According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, the woman was northbound on Marshall Road in Girard Twp. when she attempted to pass a tractor trailer in front of her. Her vehicle slammed into a …

Truck Crash Kills Road Worker in St. Clair Shores, MI

A tractor trailer rear-ended an SUV, pushing it into a construction zone and killing a Michigan Department of Transportation worker on Saturday, March 10. According to The Arenac County Independent, the SUV merged lanes and was hit from behind by the tractor trailer. The collision pushed the SUV into the marked-off construction zone. Both the …

Man Seriously Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash Near Grand Haven

The driver of a passenger vehicle was in serious but stable condition after his car struck a semi truck east of Grand Haven, Mich., on Friday, Feb. 24. According to WZZM13.com, the accident occurred on Cleveland Street near 120th Avenue when the driver of the passenger vehicle lost control on the snowy roads. He smashed …

Woman Seriously Injured in Semi Truck Collision in Kentwood

A tractor trailer collided with a passenger vehicle in Kentwood, Mich., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, seriously injuring the driver of the passenger vehicle. According to WZZM, the car was traveling east on 52nd Street just after midnight and reportedly failed to stop for a flashing red light at Broadmoor Avenue when it crashed into the …

Author Killed in Crash with Semi in Northern Michigan

Author Jeffrey Zaslow died when he reportedly lost control of his car and crashed with a semi-trailer truck on Friday, Feb. 10 in Petoskey, Michigan. Zaslow, who recently published a book with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), was in northern Michigan to sign copies of “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope,” according to UPI.com. According …

Train Crashes into Semi-Truck in Rural Michigan

The driver of a semi-truck escaped with only minor injuries after an Amtrak train crashed into his vehicle Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Leoni Twp. in southern Michigan. According to mlive.com, an investigation continues as to why the truck was apparently stuck on Portage Road straddling the rail crossing when the train plowed into it. Ten …

Two Trucks Collide in Northern Michigan

A logging truck and a flatbed tractor-trailer were involved in a two-vehicle crash in northern Michigan’s Iron Mountain on Monday, Jan. 30. Logs were strewn across the intersection at Stephenson Avenue and Lake Antoine Road following the accident. A report from UpperMichigansSource.com indicate the logging truck was attempting to make a left turn when it …

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 …

Michigan Truck Safety Commission

Michigan is the only State in America that has a Truck Safety Commission that is dedicated to commercial driver safety education and training.  The Michigan Truck Safety Commission has two primary groups that it sponsors.  One is the Traffic Safety Division of the Michigan State Police, who provide the enforcement of truck safety laws.  The …

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