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Lawsuit Alleges Truck Driver Speeding and Distracted, Causing Wreck that Killed Family of Four

A Navy corpsman whose wife and three children were killed on the Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida is now suing the trucker and multiple other companies, blaming them for the tragedy that changed his life forever. Shortly after the crash in March 2015, Dexter Culclager, who remained vigilant through the heartache, took to Facebook, posting the …

Kentucky Driver Ordered Not to Drive

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Kentucky-licensed truck driver Benjamin Scott Brewer to be an imminent hazard to public safety. As a result, Brewer has been ordered him to not operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce following his involvement in a nine-vehicle, six fatality crash that …

FBI: Truck-Driving School Targeting Russian Speakers Busted For Illegal Licensing

According to FBI officials, federal and state authorities recently charged three Florida residents with operating a fraudulent business for commercial driver’s licenses. Ellariy Medvednik, 48, Natalia Dontsova, 49, Adrian Salari, 44, and Clarence Davis 76, have all been officially charged with conspiracy to aid and abet the unlawful production of Florida driver licenses and commercial …

Big Rig Driver Cited In Fiery Interstate Wreck In Florida

According to a report WFTS-TV, a semi recently crashed into a barrier in Clearwater, Florida which caused a massive fire and then an explosion. The accident backed up traffic for hours. Cleanup took four hours. Luckily, the driver of the 18-wheeler walked away from the scene unharmed and even turned down medical treatment. FDOT Spokesperson …

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 …

New FMCSA Data includes Lack of Seat Belt Use

Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released safety data from 2011, including the following: One-third of truck occupant fatalities occurred when occupant was not wearing a seatbelt; 64% of large truck fatal crashes occurred on rural roads; of the 530 fatal crashes in work zones in the country, 27% — or 144 …

FMCSA Shuts Down 26 East Coast Bus Operations

Citing violations such as hiring drivers who hadn’t received their commercial driver’s license, and employing drivers who didn’t pass drug and alcohol tests, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently idled 26 bus operations that serviced passengers  on Interstate 95 in the eastern United States. According to TruckingInfo.com, the FMCSA, in its largest crackdown ever, …

One Driver Killed as Two Tractor Trailers Collide in Madison, FL

Two semi trucks were involved in a head-on collision on State Road 53 that left one man dead in Madison, Fla, on Friday, April 20. According to WCTV.tv, a northbound semi drifted across the center line and crashed into a southbound truck driven by John Geiger, 48, of Florida. After the collision, the northbound truck …

Woman Killed in Crash with Tractor Trailer near Lakeland

A tractor trailer collided with a passenger car on Interstate 4 near Lakeland, Fla., on Tuesday, April 17, killing the 63-year-old woman who was driving the car. According to WTSP.com, the accident occurred as the tractor trailer merged onto the highway from Memorial Boulevard. As the truck merged into traffic, the car slowed abruptly and …

Tractor Trailer Rear-Ends Two Cars near Titusville, FL

A tractor trailer struck a small car and crushed it against a guard rail on Interstate 95 near Titusville, Flor., on Thursday, April 12. According to WESH.com, the driver of the tractor trailer may have been distracted by the objects in his sun visor when he plowed into a small car, sending one victim to …

Man Killed in Crash with Tractor Tractor in Homerville, FL

A man died when his car hit the wheels of a tractor trailer as both vehicles were attempting to make a left turn on U.S. 82 near Homerville, GA, on Thursday, April 5. According to The Florida Times-Union, the passenger car was eastbound on U.S. 82 and the tractor trailer was westbound when both vehicles …

Truck Hits, Injures Pedestrian in Gainesville

A man was critically injured when he stepped onto a roadway and into the path of a tractor trailer in Gainesville, Fla., on Wednesday, March 28. According to Gainesville.com, the tractor trailer was travelling on Williston Road near the intersection with Southwest 34th Street when the man darted into the westbound lanes. The driver of …

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