January 28, 2016 - Industry News
A Nevada trucking company has been refused a retrial stemming from a fatal 2011 accident in which an Amtrak train was struck by a truck along U.S. 95, causing the deaths of 6 people, including the trucker.
Tags: Accidents, NTSB, Railroads, Litigation
March 11, 2015 - Industry News
Improperly followed procedures involving a truck carrying an oversized load may have contributed to the train crash in North Carolina earlier this week, according to a news report from the Associated Press.
Tags: Collision, Railroads, Oversize Loads, Grade Crossing Accidents
March 9, 2015 - Industry News
As many as 40 persons were injured when an AmTrak passenger train collided with a commercial truck that was on the tracks in North Carolina today, according to a report from ABC News.
Tags: Railroads, Collision, Accidents, North Carolina, Grade Crossing Accidents
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
A jury decided a civil case on Friday that pitted the nation’s passenger rail service against one trucking company, with the fleet having to pay more than $4.5 million in damages, according to Courthouse News Service.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, NTSB, Nevada, Railroads, Safety & Compliance, Litigation
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
A leading transportation researcher has characterized a report prepared for the railroad-funded Railway Supply Institute on the safety of larger trailers in trucking as fatally flawed.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Research, Safety & Compliance, Trailers, Longer Combination Vehicles, Railroads, UMTRI
September 24, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are set to publish a joint final rule Wednesday in the Federal Register regarding the transportation of hazardous materials as part of an effort to reduce crashes at railroad crossings.
Tags: FMCSA, PHMSA, Railroads, Hazmat
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