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FMCSA: Minnesota Truck Driver Falsified Documents, Declared an Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Minnesota-licensed truck driver John Ray Carpenter to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate or intrastate commerce. According to the FMCSA, an investigation revealed that Carpenter, a commercial driver’s license …

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 …

Motorist Injured in Collision with Semi in Grand Rapids, MN

A woman was injured when her car rammed the side of a tractor trailer on Highway 169 in Grand Rapids, Minn., on Monday, April 23. According to GrandRapidsMN.com, the woman was driving west on Pear Lake Road and crossed the northbound lanes of Highway 169 when the collision occurred. The woman was treated and released …

States Add Anti-Indemnification Laws to Protect Truckers

State lawmakers in Minnesota and South Dakota recently passed anti-indemnification legislation that prevents shippers from including contract provisions that make truckers liable for any accident, regardless of who is at fault. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the new law earlier this month, two months after South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a similar anti-indemnification law. …

Man Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash Near Mankato, MN

A tractor trailer struck a passenger car near Mankato, MN, on Wednesday, March 7, sending the driver of the car to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to KEYC.tv, both vehicles were traveling the junction of Highway 169 and State Highway 68 when the tractor trailer rammed the passenger vehicle from behind. According to the …

Semi Truck Accident Injures Three Near Alexandria, Minn.

On a snowy day that saw numerous highway crashes across Minnesota, three people were injured after a tractor trailer accident left debris scattered across Interstate 94. According to the Bemidji Pioneer, the semi rolled over and spilled debris onto the highway, and two vehicles were involved in accidents as a result. Details of the extent …

Dump Truck, Train Collide in Minnesota

Sheriff’s department officials in Isanti County, Minnesota, were called when a train struck a privately owned dump truck Monday morning. The driver of the truck, who had stopped at the track crossing before proceeding, was in serious condition at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, according to police. The crash remains under investigation by 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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