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California Trucker Forced to Shut Down after Repeated DUI Violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared California-licensed truck driver Yakov Zaverukha to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Zaverukha, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, was served the federal order on March 25, …

The OP-1 and MCS-150 forms in truck accident cases

OP-1 is a form motor carriers use to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for operating authority. MCS- 150 is form to register for a USDOT number. Many companies will have filled out both forms. If you are an attorney handling a tractor trailer collision case, make sure you send a Freedom …

Flatbed Truck Crashes with Two Cars in Fairfield, CT

Four people suffered minor injuries when a flatbed truck collided with two cars on Interstate 95 in Fairfield, Conn., on Wednesday, April 18. According to CTPost.com, the tractor trailer flatbed struck two cars in the southbound lanes and all three vehicles crashed into the median wall. Two cars on the northbound side of the highway …

Man Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash in Westport, CT

A passenger car and a tractor trailer were involved in a two-vehicle crash in Westport, Conn., that closed Interstate 95 on Thursday, March 29. According to Patch.com, the driver of the car was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. The fuel tank from the tractor trailer was partially ripped from the vehicle, but …

Connecticut Freeway Closed After Tractor-Trailer Accident

A crash involving two cars and a tractor-trailer truck closed portions of I-95 in Norwalk, Conn., during the afternoon rush hour on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The Daily Norwalk reports that the trailer, which overturned to force hours-long lane closures, hit a barrier and caught fire. Two passenger vehicles were also involved, although details of the …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

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