Accidents

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March 21, 2017

Driver Admits to Drug Use A Month Before Causing Crash

The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Christopher Speyrer an imminent hazard for instances of drug use and an alcohol-related accident.

February 15, 2017

Driver Wellness Starts at Work

Building a healthy lifestyle can be hard work – especially for truck drivers, who are constantly on the go and constantly under pressure to be on the go. Fleets can help drivers attain a healthy lifestyle – and share in the benefits that it brings.

February 3, 2017

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard After 2 Alcohol-Related Arrests

After Tennessee truck driver Eric Ronald Scott was arrested in for two alcohol-related events, FMCSA ordered him to not operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

January 26, 2017

Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?

Newscasters focused on the non-working crossing lights and gates. But shouldn't the truck driver have looked for a train? Tom Berg has more in Trailer Talk.

January 11, 2017

Canadian Trucker Helps Fellow Jackknifed Drivers

Taljinder Sohi, a truck driver for Bison Transport of Manitoba, Canada, was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping out a fellow driver whose tractor-trailer jackknifed on the highway.

January 10, 2017

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that recently, as he shares in his Truck Tech blog.

December 9, 2016

App Helps Truckers Report Accidents

The Accident Plan app leads drivers through each step of the accident reporting process, keeping administrators informed in real time and documenting every aspect of the event to assemble into a comprehensive report.

October 14, 2016

Banned: Driver Who Crashed Truck a Day After Failing Drug Test

A Utah-licensed truck driver has been banned from interstate driving after crashing his truck a day after failing a pre-employment drug test.

August 1, 2016

Accident Reporting App Guides Drivers Through the Process

The Accident Plan app is a mobile accident reporting tool that guides drivers through the accident reporting process while keeping administrators up to date in real time.

June 1, 2016

Whoa, How'd This Rig Hold Together?

There are no federal government or SAE strength requirements, so standards were set by the marketplace, and now by European rules.

May 18, 2016

Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge

Did you see that scrap-hauling rig tipping over on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River last Friday? The rear axle broke loose and the trailer lost its footing. What a Friday-the-13th happening!

March 10, 2016

NM, NJ Top Commercial Driving Incident List

Fleetmatics has released a report that includes an analysis of the driving behavior of fleets across the U.S. New Mexico and New Jersey were included in the list of top 10 states with the most severe driving incidents.

January 28, 2016

Judge Denies Retrial to Trucking Company in Amtrak Crash

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.

January 20, 2016

Trucker Assists Woman Who Crashed in a Creek

Truck driver Steve Elliot of Phenix City, Ala., has been named a Highway Angel by the TCA for helping a woman search for her missing baby after she crashed her car into a creek.

January 12, 2016

Roll-Off Truck’s Raised Rails Batter a Bridge

Roll-off truck drivers: Did you turn off the PTO? Trucks and trailers are sometimes incompatible with overpasses. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

December 29, 2015

Trucker Charged with Manslaughter in Tracy Morgan Accident Case

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.

December 28, 2015

Trucker Accidentally Destroys Historic Indiana Bridge

A historic bridge collapsed in Paoli, Ind., when a truck driver drove across it despite the truck weighing nearly 24 tons more than the bridge's posted weight limit.

November 8, 2015

Driver Awake Over 28 Hours in Tracy Morgan Accident

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.

October 30, 2015

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard for Hiding Medical History

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Matthew Jason Boozer to be an imminent hazard to public safety due to an undisclosed medical problem which caused an accident.

May 28, 2015

Tracy Morgan and Walmart Settle Accident Lawsuit

Walmart and Tracy Morgan have announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit against Walmart for an accident last year involving a Walmart Truck and Morgan’s limousine.

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