Trucking Accident News

Highway Safety Getting a Boost, Sleepy Truckers Getting the Boot
Fri, 2013-06-28
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has revised the hours-of-service (HOS) safety requirements for commercial truck drivers (http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/rulemakings/fi...). Columbia personal injury attorney Bert Louthian says the new rules, which take effect July 1, 2013, will make the roadways safer by limiting the number of hours a fatigued driver can stay behind the wheel or on duty.
New truck driving regulations to take effect
Mon, 2013-06-24
FOX 8 WGHP
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Changes to federal truck driving regulations could help prevent crashes related to driver fatigue, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
New Road Rules For Big Rigs
Tue, 2013-06-18
WCTV 6
The regulations hope to improve safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration figures show Florida had almost 3300 fatal truck accidents in 2011, third in the country. Georgia had just under 1700.
AL man injured in interstate accident in serious condition
Mon, 2012-12-17
Gadsden Times

The wreck happened about 2:30 p.m. in the northbound lane of the interstate at the Alabama Highway 77 interchange, at exit 181, when the driver of an 18-wheeler did not slow down for traffic already slowed for another wreck.

Victim identified in tractor GA trailer accident
Tue, 2012-12-11
Rockdale Citizen

CONYERS -- A man struck and killed Friday by a tractor trailer truck has been identified by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

One dead in PA motorcycle-tractor trailer accident
Wed, 2012-12-05
WFMZ 69 News

RICHMOND TWP., Pa. - The coroner has been called to the scene of an accident in Berks County involving a motorcycle and a tractor trailer.

Tractor trailer accident closes lane on Route 80 west, NJ State Police say
Wed, 2012-12-05
The Star-Ledger

MONTVILLE - A tractor trailer drove onto the center median, possibly crashing into another car and forcing authorities to shut down the left lane on Route 80 west near exit 48, State Police said.

PA Tractor Trailer Accident in Washington County
Sat, 2012-11-24
The Pittsburgh Channel

The Washington County Coroner, Tim Warco, says two people died in the crash which involved a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles on Interstate 70 eastbound near the junction of I-70 and I-79 in South Strabane Township in Washington County.

One Dead After Car, Tractor Trailer Collide In Coral Springs
Mon, 2012-11-19
CBS Miami

CORAL SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – An accident involving an 18-wheeler in Coral Springs has claimed the life of a Ft. Lauderdale man.

Serious brake problems found in 15 percent of semi-trucks
Wed, 2012-11-14

FMCSA: Serious brake problems found in 15 percent of semi-trucks. Imagine a fully-loaded semi-truck, out of control and careening down a busy road because its brakes have failed. While this might seem like the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters, it actually happens much more often than you might think.

1 dead, 3 hurt in 6-car, PA dump truck accident
Tue, 2012-10-30
WPXI Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Police said one person was killed and three others were hurt in a crash that involved six cars and a dump truck Tuesday morning.

PA Accident Involving School Bus and Tractor Trailor Leaves Several Injuried
Fri, 2012-10-19
NBC News Pittsburgh

An early morning accident involving a school bus, tractor trailer, and several other vehicles occurred on Greentree Road (Pittsburgh's West End) at apprx 7:30am this morning. The tractor trailer was reported to be speeding down the road when hit the vehicles and school bus, resulting in the school bus driver being ejected from his bus.

TN crash cleared after 3 hours of heavily congested traffic
Tue, 2012-10-16
The Tennessean

The crash started when a flatbed tractor trailer jackknifed after a small car quickly swerved in front of it, according to police spokeswoman Kris Mumford. The small car was not hit and drove away from the scene.

Interstate 80 West closed by tractor-trailer accident in PA
Tue, 2012-10-16
The Express-Times

Interstate 80 West in Stroudsburg was closed late this morning east of the Route 33 South exit after two tractor-trailers crashed, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Motorcyclist killed after being struck by semi on I-290 onramp
Sat, 2012-10-13
Chicago Tribune

A motorcyclist was killed after he collided with a semi-truck as they were on the onramp leading to the the Eisenhower Expressway, officials said.

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