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NTSB Rules Trucker That Seriously Injured Comedian Tracy Morgan Was Fatigued, Speeding

According to NTSB officials, a truck driver’s deadly crash involving SNL funnyman Tracy Morgan and his good friend, comedian James McNair, was due to extreme fatigue. Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia, reportedly hadn’t slept in 28 hours when he crashed his 18-wheeler into the limo Morgan and McNair were traveling in. Although, …

CNBC Series Focuses on Truck Safety

Motivated to look further into the issue of truck safety by the California FedEx crash and the New Jersey crash involving Tracy Morgan and WalMart, CNBC has produced a series of stories focusing on truck safety. One of those stories focuses on “chameleon” carriers, also called reincarnated carriers. These are truck companies whose owners–when faced with fines …

How will the Tracy Morgan Crash Affect Hours of Service Regulations?

First, I would like to add my condolences to the family of James McNair and my prayers for Tracy Morgan’s recovery. Mainstream media, along with truck industry outlets such trucking blogs, newspapers and radio stations have given us many opinion on this crash, in which a WalMart driver apparently rear-ended a Sprinter when the tractor …

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, …

Truck Crash Kills One, Injures Two in Old Bridge, NJ

A tractor trailer plowed into an SUV on Route 18 in Old Bridge, N.J., leaving one man dead and two other people seriously injured on Wednesday, April 25. According to NJ.com, the tractor trailer was traveling north on Route 18 when it went through a red light at Ferry Road and struck the SUV broadside. …

Recycling Truck Overturns, Injures 8 in Wayne, NJ

A truck hauling recycled cardboard was involved in a four-vehicle crash in Wayne, N.J., on Monday, April 16, leaving eight people hospitalized. According to NorthJersey.com, the accident occurred at the Hamburg Turnpike-Alps Road intersection, when a passenger car crossed in the path of the recycling truck. The truck and car collided before the truck overturned …

Car, Dump Truck Collide in Howell, NJ

A 10-year-old girl was in critical condition following a crash involving a passenger car and a dump truck in Howell, N.J., on Thursday, April 12. According the Asbury Park Press, both vehicles were traveling on Colts Neck Road when the collision occurred, sending four people to the hospital. The 10-year-old girl, who was riding in …

Tractor Trailer Crash Injures Two in Monroe Twp., NJ

A tractor trailer collided with a passenger van in Monroe Twp., N.J., on Friday, March 30, injuring two people in the van. According to nj.com, the tractor trailer was traveling east on Foresgate Drive and made a left turn onto Applegarth Road when it was struck by the van. The driver of the van suffered …

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with Tractor Trailer in Woodbridge, NJ

A man riding a motorcycle was killed when his bike collided with a tractor trailer on West Avenue in Woodbridge, N.J., on Thursday, March 22. According to MyCentralJersey.com, the motorcycle was traveling north on West Avenue when it crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer that had just turned onto southbound West Avenue from …

Horse Trailer, Two Tractor Trailers Crash in Hamilton Twp., NJ

Traffic on the southbound New Jersey turnpike near Robbinsville, N.J., was slowed on the morning of Monday, Feb. 27, when two semi tractor trailers and a horse trailer were involved in a three-vehicle accident. According to MyFoxPhoenix.com, one semi struck the rear of the horse trailer, while the truck pulling the horse trailer was pinned …

Girl Killed When School Bus Collides with Dump Truck in New Jersey

A school bus carrying elementary school children was involved in a crash with a dump truck in Chesterfield, N.J. on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 16, killing one girl and injuring at least three others. According to AJC.com, the crash occurred at a four-way intersection, sending the bus into a traffic signal pole. The dump …

Tractor-Trailer Crashes into Parked Box Truck in Eastern Pennsylvania

Traffic on westbound Route 78 in Pennsylvania was backed up across the New Jersey state line in the early-morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 31, after a tractor-trailer and a box truck were involved in a fatal accident, according to LehighValleyLive.com. The crash took place on the eastbound side of the highway, leaving the box truck …

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