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USDOT Determined To Curbed Semi Parking Along Freeways, Highways

We’ve heard or read time and time again how parked semis on major highways have led to some pretty serious accidents—some fatal. Just this month in Houston, Texas a semi parked on a highway shoulder for two days was involved in a crash that claimed the life of 42-year-old Marcus Fulton. The driver, 68-year-old Blooki …

Ryder Logisitics Sued After 18-Wheeler Crash Claims 5 Lives, Injures 12 Others

The fiancé of a man killed in a fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler is suing the commercial trucking company and driver of the truck. The lawsuit, filed several days ago, names Ryder Integrated Logistics and driver Dustin Pool as the plaintiffs. Elyssa “Ely” Alba recently filed the lawsuit inside a Texas courthouse. According to The …

NTSB Wants Bigger Emphasis Put On Truck Maintenance

Accidents involving tractor trailers happen much too often. In fact, for every 100 million miles driven on U.S. highways, there are 2.3 deaths and 60.5 injuries caused by semis. Sadly, about 98 percent of all big rig accidents result in at least one fatality. Just yesterday an accident shut down a highly-traveled Texas interstate for …

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 …

New FMCSA Data includes Lack of Seat Belt Use

Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released safety data from 2011, including the following: One-third of truck occupant fatalities occurred when occupant was not wearing a seatbelt; 64% of large truck fatal crashes occurred on rural roads; of the 530 fatal crashes in work zones in the country, 27% — or 144 …

Oklahoma to Launch Nine New Ports of Entry Stations

The Oklahoma House passed legislation recently to fund nine Port of Entry weigh and inspection stations on state highways. TruckingInfo.com reported that the first station, located on Interstate 35 near the state border with Kansas, opened in late April, and a second station is slated to open later this year on Interstate 40 in Beckham …

Box Truck, Semi Collide in Farmersville, TX

Driving through a construction zone on Highway 380 in Collin County, Texas, a tractor trailer and a large box truck crashed head-on on Monday, March 27. According to MyFoxDFW.com, one person was rushed to a nearby hospital by air ambulance. The driver of the box truck was rescued from the wreckage by emergency crews who …

Tractor Trailer Crash Kills One in Amarillo, TX

A man driving an SUV was killed on Saturday, March 17, when his vehicle collided with a tractor trailer in Amarillo, Texas. According to the Amarillo Globe-News, the SUV turned right onto St. Francis Avenue from Morning Drive when it drifted into the westbound lanes and into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer. The …

Man Killed in Truck Collision in Groesbeck, TX

A high school teacher was killed when he rear-ended a tractor trailer and seconds later was hit by a pickup truck on Highway 164 in Groesbeck, TX, on Wednesday, March 14. According to KWTX.com, the man pulled to the shoulder of the road to let another vehicle pass when he rear-ended the tractor trailer, which …

Driver Charged in Fatal Multi-Truck Crash in San Antonio

A truck driver who stopped his vehicle in the fast lane of a San Antonio freeway, causing a three-vehicle collision that left one man dead on Monday, March 5, has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, according to the San Antonio Express-News. An 18-wheeler, according to the report, stopped in the fast lane of Loop …

Tractor Trailer Driver Cited in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Dallas

The driver of a tractor trailer that crashed into one vehicle before rolling over and landing on another in Dallas on Thursday, Feb. 23, will be cited for failure to control speed. According to CBS DFW, the tractor trailer was on the ramp that connects Interstate 635 and the Dallas Tollway when it crashed into …

Delivery Truck Collides With Passenger Vehicle in Texas

A delivery truck and a passenger vehicle were involved in a two-car accident in Abilene, Tex., on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 8, according to KTXS.com. A FedEx truck driver was trapped inside his vehicle after the accident, which reportedly occurred when the FedEx truck slammed into a pickup truck from behind as the pickup …

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