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Woman Killed after Semi Slams into Parked SUV on Side of Road

May 06, 2016 - According to troopers in Mississippi, over the weekend a woman was killed as she sat between two vehicles parked on the side of the road. The victim has since been identified as 26-year-old Ashley Danzer. Another person, Jamia Ransome, age 28, suffered serious injuries in the crash, troopers said. Authorities say Danzer passed away on …

Study: Truck Drivers with Untreated Sleep Apnea at Greater Risk of Crashing

May 05, 2016 - Truck drivers who fail to adhere to treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a fivefold increase in the risk of serious, preventable crashes, according to a new study led by University of Minnesota. The study compared more than 1,600 truck drivers diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to an equal number of drivers screened …

California Trucker Forced to Shut Down after Repeated DUI Violations

May 04, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared California-licensed truck driver Yakov Zaverukha to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Zaverukha, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, was served the federal order on March 25, …

Semi Driver Flees Scene After Fatal Crash with Pickup Truck

May 03, 2016 - Police in California are actively looking for a trucker accused of fleeing the scene after a deadly crash on the early morning of April 30th. Shortly before 3 a.m., investigators said the driver of the 18-wheeler ran a red light before colliding with a pickup truck that was found lodged underneath the trailer of the …

Deadly Crash Results in the Shutdown of Massachusetts-Based Trucker

Mar 31, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Worcester, Massachusetts-based trucking company John A. Robles (J and J Transportation) to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered that it immediately cease all intrastate and interstate operations. Records Not Supplied to FMCSA: In early February 2016, FMCSA investigators stated that …

Wyoming Trucking Company Order to Shut Down Following Repeated Violations

Mar 29, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that it has ordered Gillette, Wyoming-based Bar D Bar Trucking, LLC, to close up shop. According to the agency, it must cease all intrastate and interstate operations after a federal investigation found the carrier to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Bar …

Police: Big Rig Crashes into House after Brakes Fail

Mar 28, 2016 - Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are all major factors in motor vehicle crashes. However, many are also due to mechanical failures—one of the biggest being brake failure. In fact, a recent study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation found that nearly 30% of all large truck crashes involved brake failure, brakes out of adjustment …

Four Bus Companies Shutdown Following Multi-State Strike Force Investigation

Mar 25, 2016 - Following a four-month, multi-state investigation, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it has revoked the operating authority registration of four commercial bus companies for “willfully failing to comply with federal safety regulations.” Specifically, each of the four passenger carriers was found to have intentionally provided a misleading …

Public Input Sought on how Sleep Apnea Impacts Commercial Drivers

Mar 24, 2016 - It is estimated that 22 million men and women could be suffering from undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a respiratory disorder characterized by a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep. That’s why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it’s seeking public input during the next 90 days on the impacts …

FMCSA: California Truck Driver Tests Positive for Meth, Ordered to Stop Driving

Mar 23, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared California-licensed truck driver Edward Herbert Crane to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. Crane was served the federal order on February 9, 2016. In May 2015, an …

Troopers: FedEx Driver Wrecks after Falling Asleep in Mississippi

Feb 11, 2016 - Lack of sleep yet making the conscious decision to get behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous things you can do as a driver. Studies have shown that driving while sleepy is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. We’ve seen it time and time again where crashes could have been prevented had …

Car vs. Semi: Whose fault? Three People Killed, Two Injured in Iowa

Feb 09, 2016 - I often report about car v. truck collisions on this blog that are the fault of the truck driver. However, it’s important to know that a majority of car v. truck collisions are the fault of the car. My career—and passion—is to make the road safer when the truck driver is at fault. I strive to …

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