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FMCSA Shuts Down Trucking Companies in Illinois, Georgia; Considers Them Imminent Hazards to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Payson, Illinois-based Rhino Displays and Hampton, Georgia-based Prudential Carriers, Inc., to immediately shut down following two separate federal investigations that revealed numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations. According to officials, in July 2010, Rhino, a fireworks display company, informed FMCSA in writing …

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 …

Truck Crashes into Five Vehicles in High Point, NC

The driver of a truck reportedly passed out while his rig was stopped at an intersection in High Point, N.C., and his vehicle struck five cars on Wednesday, April 18. According to DigTriad.com, the truck was stopped at the intersection of Lexington and North Main streets when the driver lost consciousness. His truck rolled into …

Tractor Trailer Involved in Four-Vehicle Crash in Kirkwood, MO

A tractor trailer slammed a passenger vehicle into a median wall on Interstate 270 as part of a four-vehicle crash that left three people injured in Kirkwood, Missouri, on Tuesday, April 18. According to StLToday.com, two people in the car had to be rescued from the vehicle by emergency personnel, and another person riding in …

Car Rear-Ended by Tractor Trailer in Hannibal, MO

A semi tractor trailer plowed into the back of a passenger car on U.S. 61 in Hannibal, MO, on Thursday, April 12. According to the Hannibal Courier-Post, both vehicles were traveling south on U.S. 61 near Highway MM when the accident occurred. No serious injuries were reported, but a Marion County Ambulance was on the …

Semi Hits, Injures Highway Worker in Alexander County, MO

Police are investigating a crash on Illinois Route 3 in Alexander County, MO, that left a highway flagger in critical condition. According to KMOV.com, a tractor trailer struck the highway worker on Friday, March 30 about a mile south of Route 146. The worker was rushed to a nearby medical facility with critical injuries. TRUCK …

Woman Killed in Wreck with Garbage Truck in Bridgeton, MO

A car and a commercial garbage truck were involved in a deadly head-on collision in Bridgeton, MO, on Thursday March 15, killing the woman who was driving the car. According to StLToday.com, the woman was traveling westbound on St. Charles Rock Road when she crossed the center line and smashed into the eastbound garbage truck. …

Semi Truck Crashes with Car in Chillicothe, MO

A tractor trailer traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 36 in Chillicothe, Missouri, smashed into a passenger car on Tuesday, March 6, leaving one man with life-threatening injuries. According to ChillicotheNews.com, the passenger car was crossing Highway 36 on Mitchell Road when the tractor trailer slammed into the driver’s side of his vehicle. The driver of …

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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