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18-Wheeler Crashes into South Carolina Burger King

According to North Augusta, South Carolina Public Safety Officers, an 18-wheeler crashed into a local Burger King as restaurant employees were preparing to serve breakfast to customers recently. Fortunately, no one was injured during the crash. Authorities say the trucker, Kenneth Sanderson, 68, was traveling on Knox Avenue in North Augusta when he lost control of …

What’s next for the Wal-Mart driver indicted in the Tracy Morgan crash?

The Wal-mart trucker involved in last year’s deadly crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that severely injured SNL alumni and comedian Tracy Morgan has been indicted on criminal charges. The driver, Kevin Roper, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide as well as eight counts of aggravated assault. In early-June 2014, authorities say he …

FMCSA to Create Voluntary Drug Form for Commercial Drivers

Federal trucking regulators are asking for public comment on a plan to create a voluntary driver medication form to help make America’s roadways safer. According to a recent Federal Register announcement, the FMCSA hopes to accomplish the following with this CMV Driver Medication Form: Assist medical examiners in determining if a truck driver is medically …

Trucking Industry Becomes More “Uber-like”

Most people think of Uber as an alternative taxi service. However, the trucking industry is quickly jumping on board the Uber bandwagon as competitors seek to capitalize on technology that matches carriers and shippers faster and at lower costs. The U.S. trucking industry has relied on third-party brokers or travel agents to connect truckers with …

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 …

Lawsuit Alleges Truck Driver Speeding and Distracted, Causing Wreck that Killed Family of Four

A Navy corpsman whose wife and three children were killed on the Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida is now suing the trucker and multiple other companies, blaming them for the tragedy that changed his life forever. Shortly after the crash in March 2015, Dexter Culclager, who remained vigilant through the heartache, took to Facebook, posting the …

Georgia Trucker Falsifies Medical Records, Ordered to Stop Driving after Wreck

A Georgia trucker driver has been ordered to shut down after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared him to be an imminent hazard to public safety. The driver has been identified as Matthew Jason Boozer. Authorities have demanded that he not operate any commercial vehicle in interstate commerce. According to an FMCSA, an investigation …

Two Tractor Trailers Plunge From Interstate, Create Chaos Down Below

A crash involving two 18 wheelers on a highly traveled Georgia highway turned into a traffic nightmare for Atlanta drivers —and one they’d probably like to quickly forget. Cleanup reportedly took well more than 24 hours, and as you might imagine it created a big mess down below. Several media outlets say the accident involved …

Tractor Trailer Bill Attracts the Attention of Georgia Department of Transportation

A federal bill to make tractor trailers safer has caught the attention of the Georgia Department of Transportation. This piece of legislation comes after five nursing students were killed and three others seriously injured in April when an 18 wheeler failed to stop, plowing into traffic that had stopped on I-16 in Georgia. A few …

Semi Wreck Causes More Crashes After Unleashing 20 Million Bees Onto Roadway

On Thursday afternoon, the Idaho State Police say a crash involving a semi created resulted in multiple crashes along I-15 at milepost 71, in Pocatello, ID. Police say Robert M. Langford, 32, of Ogden, UT, was driving a semi pulling a trailer loaded with thousands of bees. Authorities say Langford was reaching for an item …

Trucker Likely To Be Charged With Reckless Driving

Troopers with the Washingston State Patrol say the driver of an 18-wheeler will likely be cited for reckless driving. They say Mark Bailey, 58, caused an accident that sent five people to the hospital the other day. Fortunately, there were no fatalities. Authorities say that on Thursday, Bailey was driving a 2013 Kenworth tractor-trailer when …

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, …

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