February 4, 2015 - Industry News
The drop in highway fatalities included fewer deaths assigned to NTSB’s medium-and-heavy trucks and light-trucks-and-vans as well as less passenger-car fatalities, but deaths attributed to buses rose sharply.
Tags: NTSB, Highway Fatalities, Accidents
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
A section of southbound Interstate 75 in Cincinnati has reopened following a bridge collapse late Monday evening resulting in its closure.
Tags: Accidents, Ohio, I-75, Interstate 75
January 20, 2015 - Industry News
A section of an old overpass collapsed Monday evening along southbound Interstate 75 in Ohio, closing a part of the route for potentially several days.
January 11, 2015 - Industry News
Interstate 94 in western Michigan finally re-opened Sunday after a 193-vehicle pile-up on Friday morning that killed a truck driver closed the highway for almost two days.
Tags: Accidents, Michigan, Highways, I-94
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
I-94 is closed between Battle Creek and Kalamazo, Michigan, after an estimated 150-vehicle pileup on the snowy interstate that has killed at least one person.
Tags: Accidents, Michigan, I-94
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.
Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs
December 3, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered truck driver James H. Patterson not to operate any commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce, declaring him an imminent hazard to public safety. Patterson was involved in an accident in November that killed the driver of a passenger vehicle.
Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Cell Phone Use, Drug Charges
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
Detectives from the Washington State Patrol on Monday released the findings of an investigation that determined that the truck that hit the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was 2 inches over-height.
Tags: Accidents, Washington, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, Skagit River Bridge, Mullen Trucking, Bridges, Oversize Loads
October 1, 2014 - Industry News
Comedian Tracy Morgan has responded to official statements made by Walmart in the lawsuit for the June 6th accident involving the comedian and a Walmart truck.
Tags: Accidents, Seat Belts, Fatigue, Walmart, Litigation
September 30, 2014 - Industry News
Truck driver William Hunt is being recognized as a Highway Angel for helping to save the life of a fellow trucker who was trapped in his overturned truck.
Tags: Driver Safety, TCA Highway Angel, Accidents
In a response to a lawsuit against Walmart related to an accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan and a Walmart tractor trailer, Walmart stated that Morgan and the other passengers involved in the crash disregarded their own safety by choosing not to wearing seat belts.
Tags: Seat Belts, Fatigue, Accidents, Walmart, Litigation, drivers, Safety & Compliance
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a tractor-trailer bus crash that happened Friday evening, killing four people and injuring more than a dozen others.
Tags: Accidents, Oklahoma, Interstate 35, drivers, Safety & Compliance
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 25, 2014 - Industry News
What one media outlet calls a “landmark decision” by a federal court pushes aside a nearly decade-long federal protection for vehicle leasing companies. It's expected to affect trucking companies whose owner-operators are involved in accidents when certain leasing arrangements are used.
Tags: Accidents, Liability, drivers, New York, Litigation, Leasing, Owner-Operators
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority of a single-truck motor carrier after it refused to provide access to company records for an investigation following a highly publicized fatal crash in the Chicago area.
Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Illinois, Operating Authority
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
The collapse of an interstate highway bridge that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load was ultimately caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over Washington State’s roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in a meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Tags: Accidents, Washington, Oversize Loads, Bridges, Skagit River Bridge
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart following a crash last month on the New Jersey Turnpike in which he was severely injured, while James McNair, a comedian known as Jimmy Mack was killed and two others were hurt.
Tags: Accidents, drivers, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Fatigue, Safety & Compliance, Walmart, Litigation, 34-Hour Restart
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report of its investigation into the June 7 truck crash that severely injured celebrity Tracy Morgan along with killing one person, showing the truck driver was traveling well beyond the posted speed limit.
Tags: Accidents, drivers, Wal-Mart, Truck Drivers, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Fatigue, Safety & Compliance, 34-Hour Restart
June 11, 2014 - Industry News
The Walmart truck driver at the center of the media frenzy over a crash that severely injured comedian Tracey Morgan pleaded not guilty to charges on Wednesday.
Tags: Fatigue, Hours of Service, Accidents, 34-Hour Restart, New Jersey, Walmart
As part of its continuing investigation into the collapse of an interstate highway bridge in Washington State last year, the National Transportation Safety Board opened the public accident docket on Wednesday, releasing over 2,000 pages of documents.
Tags: Accidents, drivers, Washington, Safety & Compliance, I-5, Interstate 5, Skagit River Bridge
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The truck driver for Walmart who faces multiple charges in the early Saturday morning crash that severely injured comedian and actor Tracy Morgan had not slept for more than 24 hours, according to court documents filed by police.
Tags: Accidents, drivers, New Jersey, Walmart, Fatigue
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, Safety, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
The family of a Los Angeles student killed last month when the charter bus he was in was hit by a FedEx Freight truck in Orland, Calif., is filing a wrongful death lawsuit, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Tags: Accidents, California, Federal Fleet, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, FedEx
May 15, 2014 - Industry News
A driver was caught on video recently in a hair-raising battle with a prairie wind. And this time the driver won.
Tags: drivers, Rollovers, Accidents, Safety
May 8, 2014 - Industry News
If every commercial vehicle over 10,000 pounds were equipped with an in-cab video-based driver safety system, about 800 lives could be saved each year and more than 38,000 injuries prevented, according to a new study.
Tags: Accidents, DriveCam, Research, Lytx
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