October 7, 2016
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.
October 5, 2016
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.
July 7, 2016
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.
May 9, 2016
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.
January 14, 2016
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.
December 29, 2015
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.
November 8, 2015
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.
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.
October 16, 2015
A truck driver was declared an imminent hazard by FMCSA after it was found that he had violated hours-of-service the day of an accident that killed three persons.
September 10, 2015
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.
August 14, 2015
Senior Editor Tom Berg ponders fatal rear-end crashes -- a type of crash that killed a college buddy many years ago.
July 21, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has declared a Kentucky-licensed truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after a crash investigation revealed several cases of falsified records.
May 26, 2015
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.
March 17, 2015
It could've been driver error, mechanical failure or both, and we won't know for a while. But it sure matters.
December 22, 2014
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.
October 24, 2014
David Ragland was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his actions in aiding two children in the aftermath of a fatal accident.
September 11, 2014
New U.S. Labor Department figures show the number of deaths in trucking last year accounted for about 10% of all fatal work injuries.
August 26, 2014
May 29, 2014
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.
February 12, 2014
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.
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