October 7, 2016 - Industry News
FMCSA has ordered Georgia-based trucking company Industrial Transit to cease all interstate and intrastate operations after a truck hauling Takata airbag components exploded, killing a person and leveling a home.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Fatal Accidents, Hazardous Materials, Imminent Hazard
October 5, 2016 - Industry News
The NTSB determined that a fatigued and meth-impaired truck driver slow down for traffic in a Tennessee work zone, starting a multi-vehicle crash that killed six people and injured four.
Tags: Fatal Accidents, NTSB, Fatigue, Drugged Driving
July 7, 2016 - Industry News
Criminal charges have been dropped against Total Transportation of Mississippi in relation to a fatal accident involving one of its drivers that killed five people in April 2015.
Tags: Georgia, Fatal Accidents, Crime & Fraud, Automatic Braking
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
A Cook County, Ill., jury ruled against a food refrigeration company and its former fleet driver who allegedly had drugs in his system at the time of a 2012 accident.
Tags: Liability, Fatal Accidents, Drugged Driving, Court Rulings, Drivers
January 14, 2016 - Industry News
Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.
Tags: ATA, Fatal Accidents, FHWA, NHTSA, Crash Analysis
December 29, 2015 - Industry News
The truck driver who rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine, injuring him and killing another comedian, has been indicted for charges of manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.
Tags: Accidents, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, Fatigue, Walmart
November 8, 2015 - Industry News
The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.
Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart
The truck driver involved in a June 25 nine-vehicle crash on I-75 near Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed six people, has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide, among other charges.
Tags: Tennessee, Hours of Service, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, I-75, Litigation
September 10, 2015 - Industry News
January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was not defective, but will replace others like it.
Tags: Recalls, Fatal Accidents, Fifth Wheels, Fontaine Fifth Wheel, NHTSA
May 26, 2015 - Industry News
The California Highway Patrol completed its investigation into a deadly collision between a FedEx vehicle and a tour bus, concluding that driver error – not environmental factors – caused the crash.
Tags: Investigation, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, California Highway Patrol, California, FedEx
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
The number of overall traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined in 2013 from the year before while those involving commercial trucks turned just slightly higher, according to newly released figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, Crash-Related Injuries, Safety & Compliance, NHTSA
September 11, 2014 - Industry News
New U.S. Labor Department figures show the number of deaths in trucking last year accounted for about 10% of all fatal work injuries.
Tags: Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday released a new study about the economic toll and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes in the United States.
Tags: Accidents, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
February 12, 2014 - Industry News
A new, preliminary estimate shows approximately 35,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2013, a 3% decrease from the year before, according to the National Safety Council.
Tags: National Safety Council, Fatal Accidents, Highways
March 26, 2013 - Industry News
A jury in a Santa Fe, N.M. district court has awarded what’s believed to be one of the largest judgments in state history in a lawsuit stemming from a March 2010 crash involving a tractor-trailer that left one four-wheeler dead.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Lawsuits, Fatal Accidents, New Mexico
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